Casey Bralla on 14 Jun 2008 11:04:23 -0700

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[PLUG] Which Process is Thrashing my Disk?

Lately my computer occasionally becomes unexpectedly bogged down by massive 
disk I/O.   My CPU utilization is low, but because of the high disk I/O, the 
system is **very** sluggish.

I've got DMA enabled on my disks, so I think I've minimized the effect of disk 
I/O on my system, but I can't figure out which process is causing all the 

Is there a version of "top" that will show the I/O activity by process instead 
of CPU activity?

Casey Bralla
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