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I'm running iostat -d -x on redhat enterprise 6.1 (over vmware, if that makes a difference), and I want to see reads and writes both in sectors and in kilobytes, but only seem to be able to display one of these at a time. That is to say, the output headers I want would look like:

Device: rrqm/s wrqm/s r/s w/s rsec/s wsec/s rkB/s wkB/s avgrq-sz avgqu-sz await svctm %util

But if I'm running just iostat -d -x, I get

Device: rrqm/s wrqm/s r/s w/s rsec/s wsec/s avgrq-sz avgqu-sz await svctm %util

And if I'm running iostat -d -x -k, I get

Device: rrqm/s wrqm/s r/s w/s rkB/s wkB/s avgrq-sz avgqu-sz await svctm %util

Is there any option I can use to get both at the same time?

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There's no real point to do this, considering measuring data in sectors or kilobytes still measures the amount of data being transferred - and it's trivial to convert back and fourth yourself. I would advise against using sectors read, since sector size is not guaranteed to be consistent across different hardware (albeit we all know it usually will be). –  Breakthrough Jul 30 '12 at 19:19
    
I need it in that format for software that expects all the given fields... I already have a script modifying the format slightly, I could add it to that, but I'd rather get it straight from the source and not risk new bugs. –  dkb Jul 31 '12 at 6:57

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