Disk I/O


Glances displays the disk I/O throughput. The unit is adapted dynamically.

You can display:

  • bytes per second (default behavor / Bytes/s, KBytes/s, MBytes/s, etc)
  • requests per second (using –diskio-iops option or B hotkey)

There is no alert on this information.

It’s possible to define:

  • a list of disk to show (white list)
  • a list of disks to hide
  • aliases for disk name

under the [diskio] section in the configuration file.

For example, if you want to hide the loopback disks (loop0, loop1, …) and the specific sda5 partition:


or another example: