Re: diskstat 0.1: simple tool to study io patterns via relayfs

From: Sonny Rao
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 02:58:37 EST

On Sun, Jul 24, 2005 at 03:07:30AM +0200, bert hubert wrote:
> It is with distinct lack of pride that I release version 0.1 of diskstat
> 'Geeks in Black Thorn', a tool that allows you to generate the kinds of
> graphs as presented in my OLS talk 'On faster application startup times:
> Cache stuffing, seek profiling, adaptive preloading'. The lack of pride is
> because this release is more a promise of what is to come than how things
> should be.
> The presentation, paper, and software can be found on
> and
> >From the README:
> The quality of this code is abysmal, for which I squarely blame the fun
> people at OLS who've been keeping me from my code!
> (...)
> The next version will be based on k/jprobes, and will make better use of
> relayfs features. This also means you won't have to patch your kernel
> anymore, as long as you compiled with kprobes support.

Hi, I had some trouble compiling it, I figured out that one needs
libboost, but then I've also discovered that g++-3.4.4 and g++-4.0.1
don't want to compile it while g++-3.3.5 works. (FYI, all of these were
Ubuntu versions)

You might want to document some of this in the README :)

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