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SubjectRe: Disk IO statistics still buggy
On Sat, Jul 06, 2002 at 12:15:47AM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> > Marcelos' BK repository (that will become 2.4.19-rc2) includes a patch to
> > remove these statistics completely from /proc/partitions...
> Is this the new Linux way of life? Removing modules is hard, GET RID OF
> THE FEATURE! Stats in /proc/partitions are not always correct, GET RID OF

Shouting and exclamation marks - a bad sign.

You are mistaken. This has never been a feature.
It is not in 2.4.18, and it looks like it will not be in 2.4.19.

It is in some vendor kernels, but it is ugly and causes various problems.
If somebody cares about having statistics she should submit a patch
adding /proc/diskstat.

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