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diskperf plugin doesn't detect disk activity in ubuntu dapper


Description Chris Moore 2006-05-23 15:20:52 CEST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060513 Ubuntu/dapper Firefox/
Build Identifier: 2.0-0ubuntu4

I can install the diskperf and add it to my panel, but it never detects any disk activity.

See https://launchpad.net/bugs/45921 for the more detailed report I raised in the ubuntu bug tracker.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Ygor Lemos 2006-09-09 10:52:46 CEST
Same behaviour detected on Gentoo 2006.1 ( kernel: 2.6.17-gentoo-r7 ).

XFCE Version: 4.4 RC1 ( - installed throught the gtk installer.

Plugin: xfce4-diskperf-plugin-2.0


Download the plugin, compile it, add it to XFCE Panel, them mapped to my current ide disk (tryed to map to partitions too throught the configuration panel of the plugin, but doesn't worked also....)

I have monitores the /proc/diskstats and it is fine and updating correctly, the plugin isn't reading it properly, please change the title of this bug to:

"Diskperf plugin doesn't detect disk activity in Linux 2.6 kernels."

Also tested on a Debian Sarge environment, and on a Slackware environment, both with 2.6.x kernels and XFCE4.4-RC1. In both, the plugin did'nt work.

Comment 2 Jani Monoses 2006-10-07 17:53:22 CEST
Created attachment 819 
fixes this and two other issues

- the perf gathering init function was not called
- read config was done before GUI was setup so it crashed on panel restart
- changing of timeout did not take effect

this patch fixes these issues
Comment 3 Nick Schermer editbugs 2007-01-09 19:00:48 CET
Fixed in revision 2328.

Bug #1842

Reported by:
Chris Moore
Reported on: 2006-05-23
Last modified on: 2010-10-28


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CC List:
4 users


2.2.0 or older
Target Milestone:
2.2.0 or older


fixes this and two other issues (1.69 KB, patch)
2006-10-07 17:53 CEST , Jani Monoses
no flags

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