Process Explorer is able to show the effective IO priority of a given thread, but not change it. Seeing as IO priority support is a comparatively new feature, most programs don't set their own IO ...
My disk often is utilized, but top (and htop, a custom replacement) show nothing suspicious. Is there a way to sort processes by I/O (more specific: disk) utilization? EDIT Found out using iotop ...
I'm looking for the equivalent to top for disk access, so I can tell which process(es) are currently reading and/or writing to disk. I'm currently using Ubuntu, but I imagine there's a standard tool ...
I have a sick Windows XP laptop; something's making the disk thrash and the entire system is sluggish to unresponsive a few minutes after boot. How do I figure out what is making the disk thrash? Task ...
I understand that there is such a thing as a disk controller which contains a buffer, but was wondering if the CPU reads directly from this buffer, or whether the data must first go to a specific ...
I have a very large NTFS volume with more than 20TB capacity and containing millions of files. If I put all of the files in the same folder, I know the performance is bad when I open the folder in ...
This question concerns hardware more than software. Basically, citing from this article on memory maps, it says that: In computer science, a memory map is a structure of data (which usually ...
When Windows is loaded and I am logged in into my desktop, the system gets unresponsive for about 10-15 seconds. During this time, the HDD led indicator at the case is either flashing or on (solid). ...
I know there is this question already discussed, but I still don´t understand something, so please just help me clarify it. What I understand there is 2 way to do I/O aka communicate from CPU with ...