Bug#319684: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#319684: xfce4-diskperf-plugin: X4DP runs but never sees any traffic on busy disk

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Sun Jul 24 07:48:12 UTC 2005

A Costa wrote:
> Package: xfce4-diskperf-plugin
> Version: 1.5-3
> Severity: normal
> I have 'Disk Performance' running, (it shows up on the panel), and configured
> for my default drive '/dev/hda3':
>     % { mount ; df ; } | grep hda3
>     /dev/hda3 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
>     /dev/hda3              7901858   6386003   1106198  86% /
> ...but it never shows any action.  When I move the mouse above it, an informative
> looking tooltip pops up, but it always says 0 for I/O, and -1 for busy time.
> Other 'xfce4' applets like 'System Load' work fine.

Here, the plugin is pretty long to show anything. Can you try a long dd
in order to check if the plugin isnt working at all.
You could try:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/trouc bs=1M count=1000

(you can ctrl c if you notice activity on the plugin, then remove this
nearly 1gib file :) ). When I run that command the plugin doesnt show
anything at the beginning. You can also try to reduce the delay in the

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