> On Sun, 24 Nov 1996, Bruce Evans wrote:
> > >I don't know if this is the right place but I've been wondering
> > >why there are only 4 drives showed by iostat.
> > Only 4 drives fit in 80 columns. Actually, only 3 fit, because 4 take
> > exactly 80 columns and line wrap wastes 1 column.
> Hmm.. that is true. But mostly I work with xterms, which I can make as big
> as I like. Maybe it could be an option? -w for wide maybe? =)
> Maybe the msps could be skipped for scsi-disks? Ide can only handle 4 anyhow,
> and (at least for me) those columns are always 0.
> So maybe it could detect that for sd* it could skip msps and show more
> I think I'll study the code some more and try to patch it to do that, atleast
> for myself I think it would be useful.
I had been meaning for some time now to devise a patch to increase the
number of possible columns by one for every extra twelve columns available
on the tty. I suspect it would not be too difficult, but instead I have
mostly been using systat -io (I like the output a bit better).
This however would probably be a welcome enhancement.