IOSTATS(4)                                             IOSTATS(4)

          iostats - file system to measure I/O

          iostats [ -d ] [ -C ] [ -f dbfile ] cmd [ args... ]

          Iostats is a user-level 9p filter that interposes itself
          between a program and the regular file server, which allows
          it to gather statistics of file system use at the level of
          the Plan 9 file system protocol, 9P.  After a program exits
          a report is printed on standard error.

          The report consists of three sections.  The first section
          reports the amount of user data in read and write messages
          sent by the program and the average rate at which the data
          was transferred.  The protocol line reports the amount of
          data sent as message headers, that is, protocol overhead.
          The rpc line reports the total number of file system trans-

          The second section gives the number of messages, the
          fastest, slowest, and average turn around time and the
          amount of data involved with each 9P message type.  The
          final section gives an I/O summary for each file used by the
          program in terms of opens, reads and writes.

          If the -d flag is present, a debugging log including all
          traffic is written to dbfile (default iostats.out).

          The -C flag sets the MCACHE flag on the mount which allows
          the kernel to cache (see bind(1)).

          Display summary of file I/O incurred by ls(1):

               iostats ls

          Start a new shell, displaying all 9P traffic caused by the
          shell or its children:

               iostats -df /fd/1 rc


          dup(3), exportfs(4)


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          Poor clock resolution means that large amounts of I/O must
          be done to get accurate rate figures.

          Can be fooled by programs that do fresh mounts outside its
          purview, or by the use of names of files with content that
          can vary by process (e.g., `#d', `/dev/cons').

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