File System Traces

Eric Sandeen sandeen at
Mon Nov 26 15:51:13 UTC 2007

ViVu wrote:
> Hello All,
> I'm trying to collect the following information about an application at the
> file system layer:
> Type of request - Read/Write
> Sector Number to which the request is directed - to which the request is
> directed
> Time of request
> Can anyone pls let me know what changes should I make in which modules to
> extract this information? Thanks a lot!!

I'd probably use Jens Axboe's blktrace, google can find it for you (or,
fedora has rpms, other distros probably do to)

the vm.block_dump sysctl might also help.


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