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    Default Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveau GPU monitoring app?

    Since upgrading to 12.3, I've found a number of system monitoring utilities broken which likely relate to the changes of systemd replacing sysVinit.

    Broken or partially broken apps include
    KDE I/O Disk monitor widget (sm_driveio no longer works)
    collectl

    I'm starting to look at the sysstat package
    using fhe frontend CLI sar.

    Am wondering what others may be using.

    TIA,
    TSU

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    Default Re: Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveauGPU monitoring app?

    On 04/12/2013 05:26 PM, tsu2 wrote:
    > Since upgrading to 12.3, I've found a number of system monitoring
    > utilities broken


    hope you are logging a bug against each..

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    Default Re: Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveau GPU monitoring app?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post

    Am wondering what others may be using.

    TIA,
    TSU
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    Default Re: Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveauGPU monitoring app?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 04/12/2013 05:26 PM, tsu2 wrote:
    > Since upgrading to 12.3, I've found a number of system monitoring
    > utilities broken


    hope you are logging a bug against each..

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    Not yet.
    But will when I get a more complete picture about what does and does not work...

    TSU

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    Default Re: Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveau GPU monitoring app?

    Try Gkrellm.

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    Default Re: Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveau GPU monitoring app?

    What does typing "sensors" in a shell show?

    On my system, lm_sensors' module configuration was not automatically loaded on boot after upgrade anymore.
    Running (as root)
    Code:
    systemctl enable lm_sensors.service
    fixed my sensors...

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    Default Re: Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveau GPU monitoring app?

    Oh and for collectl, this could help: (from their homepage)
    How do I configure collectl to run all the time as a service?
    Use the chkconfig to change collectl's setting to 'on'. On boot, collectl will be automatically started. To start collectl immediately, type 'service collectl start'.
    So you could try:
    Code:
    chkconfig collectl on
    Don't know about sm_driveio, maybe that uses lm_sensors? (see my previous post)
    Last edited by wolfi323; 12-Apr-2013 at 10:23. Reason: fix typo

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    Default Re: Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveau GPU monitoring app?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Oh and for collectl, this could help: (from their homepage)
    Last time I looked, collectl on suse was woefully out-of-date and I tend to focus more on debian boxes these days. In any event, before going too far down the road I'd suggest downloading the tarball from sourceforge, untar it and just run INSTALL. If it's still broken let me know via the mailing list or post something on the forum.

    -mark
    Last edited by hcvv; 13-Apr-2013 at 04:45. Reason: added missing tag

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    Default Re: Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveau GPU monitoring app?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    What does typing "sensors" in a shell show?

    On my system, lm_sensors' module configuration was not automatically loaded on boot after upgrade anymore.
    Running (as root)
    Code:
    systemctl enable lm_sensors.service
    fixed my sensors...
    Took a look at this.
    Surprisingly to me, it wasn't even installed.

    Upon install,
    I noticed that although it'll run fine by default from the CLI, running as a service is not enabled by default. Although the Unit is "loaded" it won't "enable" for me, will look at it more closely. So, your problem doesn't appear to be related to your upgrading, there might be a Unit configuration issue (possibly even intentional).

    And, of course take a look at whether more hardware is sensor-capable on my system besides CPU and GPU temp.

    As for sm_driveio (related to the KDE Drive I/O widget), I don't know what the driver is but it was packaged with the widget installation. I don't hold out much hope for the widget to be fixed, AFAIK the author hasn't been heard from and hasn't updated his software in over 2 years.

    The problem with collectl (without looking more deeply into it) is that although it offers to display drive I/O data, the values are empty... So, something is amiss collecting data.

    TSU

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    Default Re: Realtime disk, memory utilization in 12.3? Is there a nouveau GPU monitoring app?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    The problem with collectl (without looking more deeply into it) is that although it offers to display drive I/O data, the values are empty... So, something is amiss collecting data.
    Just to be clear, all collectl does for disk stats (and most others) is to report what it finds in /proc/diskstats. If they're coming up empty, either there really is not activity or there is something wrong with the kernel! Literally every other tool I've ever looked at gets its disk stats from there.

    You can also try running collectl with -d4. This will have it print out all values from /proc as it's reading them. The main purpose is for me when I'm doing development but it's also a handy way to verify what collectl is reading if you're not sure where it's looking.

    -mark

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