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I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server that I am troubleshooting, and I would like to use iotop. However, it seems that 12.04 doesn't have CONFIG_VM_EVENT_COUNTERS enabled by default (required by iotop).

I really want to avoid rebooting the machine. Is there any way to get it enabled without doing so?

Thanks, Tom

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You might be able to use KSplice to do what you want here. At least assuming that a kernel for Ubuntu 12.04 exists with that configuration option enabled.

  • Interesting. I didn't think of this. I think it might work. Thanks! – Tom Scrace Jun 28 '13 at 15:37

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