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“Phoronix Report: Fedora Linux 40 to Introduce iotop-c as Next Generation Replacement for iotop”

“Why Fedora Linux is Replacing iotop with iotop-c: A Major Upgrade for I/O Monitoring”

Fedora Linux is about to shake up the world of I/O monitoring with its latest release. While the iotop program has been a reliable solution for Linux systems, its outdated version and lack of updates have left room for improvement. That’s where iotop-c comes in.

Written in efficient C code and boasting various enhancements, iotop-c is set to replace the original iotop package in Fedora 40. Not only is this a major upgrade in functionality, but it also means that iotop-c can run on small embedded systems- a game changer for developers.

But don’t just take our word for it. The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) is currently reviewing this change, and all signs point towards it being greenlit. Prepare for a smoother, more advanced I/O monitoring experience with Fedora’s decision to bring iotop-c into the spotlight.