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5.2.3. Track Cumulative IO

This section describes how to track the cumulative amount of I/O to the system.
traceio.stp
#! /usr/bin/env stap
# traceio.stp
# Copyright (C) 2007 Red Hat, Inc., Eugene Teo <eteo@redhat.com>
# Copyright (C) 2009 Kai Meyer <kai@unixlords.com>
#   Fixed a bug that allows this to run longer
#   And added the humanreadable function
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
# published by the Free Software Foundation.
#

global reads, writes, total_io

probe vfs.read.return {
  reads[pid(),execname()] += $return
  total_io[pid(),execname()] += $return
}

probe vfs.write.return {
  writes[pid(),execname()] += $return
  total_io[pid(),execname()] += $return
}

function humanreadable(bytes) {
  if (bytes > 1024*1024*1024) {
    return sprintf("%d GiB", bytes/1024/1024/1024)
  } else if (bytes > 1024*1024) {
    return sprintf("%d MiB", bytes/1024/1024)
  } else if (bytes > 1024) {
    return sprintf("%d KiB", bytes/1024)
  } else {
    return sprintf("%d   B", bytes)
  }
}

probe timer.s(1) {
  foreach([p,e] in total_io- limit 10)
    printf("%8d %15s r: %12s w: %12s\n",
           p, e, humanreadable(reads[p,e]),
           humanreadable(writes[p,e]))
  printf("\n")
  # Note we don't zero out reads, writes and total_io,
  # so the values are cumulative since the script started.
}
traceio.stp prints the top ten executables generating I/O traffic over time. In addition, it also tracks the cumulative amount of I/O reads and writes done by those ten executables. This information is tracked and printed out in 1-second intervals, and in descending order.
Note that traceio.stp also uses the local variable $return, which is also used by disktop.stp from Section 5.2.1, “Summarizing Disk Read/Write Traffic”.
Example 5.8. traceio.stp Sample Output
[...]
           Xorg r:   583401 KiB w:        0 KiB
       floaters r:       96 KiB w:     7130 KiB
multiload-apple r:      538 KiB w:      537 KiB
           sshd r:       71 KiB w:       72 KiB
pam_timestamp_c r:      138 KiB w:        0 KiB
        staprun r:       51 KiB w:       51 KiB
          snmpd r:       46 KiB w:        0 KiB
          pcscd r:       28 KiB w:        0 KiB
     irqbalance r:       27 KiB w:        4 KiB
          cupsd r:        4 KiB w:       18 KiB

           Xorg r:   588140 KiB w:        0 KiB
       floaters r:       97 KiB w:     7143 KiB
multiload-apple r:      543 KiB w:      542 KiB
           sshd r:       72 KiB w:       72 KiB
pam_timestamp_c r:      138 KiB w:        0 KiB
        staprun r:       51 KiB w:       51 KiB
          snmpd r:       46 KiB w:        0 KiB
          pcscd r:       28 KiB w:        0 KiB
     irqbalance r:       27 KiB w:        4 KiB
          cupsd r:        4 KiB w:       18 KiB