Commands tagged util-linux (4)

  • Similar to `cpulimit`, although `prlimit` can be found shipped with recent util-linux. Example: limit CPU consumption to 10% for a math problem which ordinarily takes up 100% CPU: Before: bc -l <(echo "1234123412341234^12341234") See the difference `prlimit` makes: prlimit --cpu=10 bc -l <(echo "1234123412341234^12341234") To actually monitor the CPU usage, use `top`, `sar`, etc.. or: pidstat -C 'bc' -hur -p ALL 1


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    prlimit --cpu=10 sort -u hugefile
    mhs · 2013-02-27 15:59:11 3
  • Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.


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    lsblk -o NAME,TYPE,FSTYPE,LABEL,SIZE,MODEL,MOUNTPOINT
    BasketCase · 2012-09-12 15:30:25 0
  • `blkid` is an interface to libuuid - it can read Device Mapper, EVMS, LVM, MD, and regular block devices. -c /dev/null - Do not use cached output from /etc/blkid.tab or /etc/blkid/blkid.tab (RHEL) -i - Display I/O Limits (aka I/O topology) information (not available in RHEL) -p - Low-level superblock probing mode (not available in RHEL) Show Sample Output


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    blkid -c /dev/null
    mhs · 2012-09-12 13:34:41 2
  • As of this writing, this requires a fairly recent version of util-linux, but is much simpler than the previous alternatives. Basically, lsblk gives a nice, human readable interface to all the blkid stuff. (Of course, I wouldn't recommend this if you're going to be parsing the output.) This command takes all the fun out of the previous nifty pipelines, but I felt I ought to at least mention it as an alternative since it is the most practical.


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    lsblk -do name,model,serial
    hackerb9 · 2015-07-12 10:49:49 1

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