NFSIOSTAT(1) Linux User's Manual NFSIOSTAT(1)
nfsiostat - Report input/output statistics for network filesystems (NFS).
nfsiostat [ -h ] [ -k | -m ] [ -t ] [ -V ] [ interval [ count ] ]
The nfsiostat command displays statistics about read and write operations on NFS filesys-
The interval parameter specifies the amount of time in seconds between each report. The
first report contains statistics for the time since system startup (boot). Each subsequent
report contains statistics collected during the interval since the previous report. A
report consists of an NFS header row followed by a line of statistics for each network
filesystem that is mounted. The count parameter can be specified in conjunction with the
interval parameter. If the count parameter is specified, the value of count determines the
number of reports generated at interval seconds apart. If the interval parameter is speci-
fied without the count parameter, the nfsiostat command generates reports continuously.
The Network Filesystem (NFS) report provides statistics for each mounted network filesys-
tem. Transfer rates are shown in 1K blocks by default, unless the environment variable
POSIXLY_CORRECT is set, in which case 512-byte blocks are used. The report shows the fol-
This columns shows the hostname of the NFS server followed by a colon and by the
directory name where the network filesystem is mounted.
rBlk_nor/s (rkB_nor/s, rMB_nor)
Indicate the number of blocks (kilobytes, megabytes) read by applications via the
read(2) system call interface. A block has a size of 512 bytes.
wBlk_nor/s (wkB_nor/s, wMB_nor/s)
Indicate the number of blocks (kilobytes, megabytes) written by applications via
the write(2) system call interface.
rBlk_dir/s (rkB_dir/s, rMB_dir/s)
Indicate the number of blocks (kilobytes, megabytes) read from files opened with
the O_DIRECT flag.
wBlk_dir/s (wkB_dir/s, wMB_dir/s)
Indicate the number of blocks (kilobytes, megabytes) written to files opened with
the O_DIRECT flag.
rBlk_svr/s (rkB_svr/s, rMB_svr/s)
Indicate the number of blocks (kilobytes, megabytes) read from the server by the
NFS client via an NFS READ request.
wBlk_svr/s (wkB_svr/s, wMB_svr/s)
Indicate the number of blocks (kilobytes, megabytes) written to the server by the
NFS client via an NFS WRITE request.
Indicate the number of operations that were issued to the filesystem per second.
Indicate the number of 'read' operations that were issued to the filesystem per
Indicate the number of 'write' operations that were issued to the filesystem per
-h Make the NFS report easier to read by a human.
-k Display statistics in kilobytes per second.
-m Display statistics in megabytes per second.
-t Print the time for each report displayed. The timestamp format may depend on the
value of the S_TIME_FORMAT environment variable (see below).
-V Print version number then exit.
The nfsiostat command takes into account the following environment variables:
If this variable exists and its value is ISO then the current locale will be
ignored when printing the date in the report header. The nfsiostat command will use
the ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD) instead. The timestamp displayed with option -t
will also be compliant with ISO 8601 format.
When this variable is set, transfer rates are shown in 512-byte blocks instead of
the default 1K blocks.
/proc filesystem must be mounted for nfsiostat to work.
/proc/self/mountstats contains statistics for network filesystems.
Written by Ivana Varekova (varekova <at> redhat.com)
Maintained by Sebastien Godard (sysstat <at> orange.fr)
sar(1), pidstat(1), mpstat(1), vmstat(8), iostat(1), cifsiostat(1)
Linux JULY 2012 NFSIOSTAT(1)