yum install iotop


-o, -only

Only show processes or threads actually doing I/O, instead of showing all processes or threads. This can be dynamically toggled by pressing o.

-b, -batch

Turn on non-interactive mode.  Useful for logging I/O usage over time.

-n NUM, -iter=NUM

Set the number of iterations before quitting (never quit by default).  This is most useful in non-interactive mode.

-d SEC, -delay=SEC

Set the delay between iterations in seconds (1 second by default).  Accepts non-integer values such as 1.1 seconds.

-p PID, -pid=PID

A list of processes/threads to monitor (all by default).

-u USER, -user=USER

A list of users to monitor (all by default)

-P, -processes

Only show processes. Normally iotop shows all threads.

-a, -accumulated

Show accumulated I/O instead of bandwidth. In this mode, iotop shows the amount of I/O processes have done since iotop started.

-k, -kilobytes

Use  kilobytes instead of a human friendly unit. This mode is useful when scripting the batch mode of iotop. Instead of choosing the most appropriate unit iotop will dis‐

play all sizes in kilobytes.

-t, -time

Add a timestamp on each line (implies -batch). Each line will be prefixed by the current time.

-q, -quiet

suppress some lines of header (implies -batch). This option can be specified up to three times to remove header lines.

-q     column names are only printed on the first iteration,

-qq    column names are never printed,

-qqq   the I/O summary is never printed.


[root@localhost tmp]# iotop -o