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How can I get iostats io throughput of just a process to try know if this process starts burning my HDD.

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Assuming a recent version of Linux, I'd look at the iotop utility.

You don't mention your distribution of Linux, but the tool is available for most in the default package repositories.

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Some useful tools:

  • iotop
  • htop (as instructed by B14D3)
  • btrace

... and if you ever need to see per-process network usage, try nethogs.

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Htop can display io stats per process. You have to only setup to display propper colums by pressing f2 and add io_rate io_write_reate and io_read_rate from menu Setup>Columns

You can use iotop.

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