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FS#17538 - [kernel26] enable blktrace

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Marti (intgr) - Friday, 18 December 2009, 11:42 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Friday, 08 January 2010, 08:02 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Description: I request enabling the CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IO_TRACE in Arch Linux's kernel configuration, used by the blktrace utility. blktrace is a block-layer I/O tracing mechanism.

blktrace is mainly useful for server administrators and software developers for optimizing their I/O performance.
It's also useful for laptop users to find out which process keeps spinning up the hard drive and wasting power!

The user space utilities are available on AUR:
This task depends upon

Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Friday, 08 January 2010, 08:02 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Sunday, 20 December 2009, 08:43 GMT
Thomas do we really need this?
Comment by Marti (intgr) - Wednesday, 30 December 2009, 03:47 GMT
This is the only reason why I'm currently building my own kernel.

Other distros including Debian [1], Ubuntu and OpenSUSE [2] enable this option by default.


Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Sunday, 03 January 2010, 10:05 GMT
added support to trunk, will be in next kernel rebuild.