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DiskPerf - xfce4-diskperf-plugin

This plugin displays instant disk/partition performance (bytes transferred per second) for Linux, OpenBSD/NetBSD/FreeBSD and Solaris systems


Add this plugin to the panel. Right-click on the icon and open the settings. There are three sections:

  1. In the first section, specify which device monitor, the label and the update interval in seconds;
  2. In the second section, specify which activity to monitor; selecting I/O transfer (it is the default) will alow for inserting a max rate;
  3. In the last section, if a combined bar is used for reading and writing or two separate bars; or, if a single bar is preferred, the bar orders and colors can be customised.

Default settings with I/O transfer and a single bar

Busy time monitor with a single bar

Read and write data in two bars

Latest Release

2.6.2 (2019/08/13)


SHA-256 Hash: fd2e9843da5822de96a7829e50ba496c34a50fb8492d5b5f792558c6b7ce9644
SHA-1 Hash: 997e484f2d05767b9318eb07443fac6a779cb33c
MD5 Hash: 538119ea97a217695b297e2d165b305f

Release History

2.5.5 (2015/3/3)

  • Use the new GtkTooltip API
  • Fix a memory leak in the FreeBSD codepath (#11153)
  • Add support for FreeBSD (bug #10350)
  • New translations: th, ms, bg, oc, hr, en_AU, sr
  • Updated translations: ar, ast, bg, cs, de, es, fr, it, hr, hu. ko, nb, nl, ug, pl, sv, tr, zh_CN, zh_TW

2.5.4 (2012/6/30)

  • Better compliance with panel plugin HIG
  • Use double values for progress bars (bug #8882)
  • Facilitate bringing up the configuration dialog (bug #8899)
  • Fix transparency (bug #8892)

2.5.3 (2012/5/13)

  • Use newer tooltip API (bug #8730)
  • Make tooltip strings translatable and MB→MiB string updates (bug #8828)
  • Always update progress bars even if stats are unavailable (bug #8845)

2.5.2 (2012/4/29)

  • Gracefully allow to monitor non-present devices (bug #6749)

2.5.1 (2012/4/13)

  • Translation updates (uk,eu,pt_BR,it,da,nl,pt,gl,ko,zh_CN,sk)

2.5.0 (2012/4/9)

* Build the plugin as a module

2.4.0 (2012-04-03)

  • Port to libxfce4ui (bug #8099)
  • Port to panel 4.9 (bug #8401)
  • Fix translations (bug #6343)
  • Explicitly link with libm (bugs #7982,#8514)
  • Add Solaris support (bug #7167)

2.3.0 (2011-01-21)

  • Support for Xfce 4.8 panel
  • Translated into 30 languages
  • Allow editing the label, even when it is not displayed in the panel, fixing bug #6176
  • Compile fixes

Recent Changes

Getting it

The normal (and best) way to get this plugin is to use the package manager or port system of your operating system.

If it isn't available there, or if you want a different version, you can download it in source form from http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugins/xfce4-diskperf-plugin/.

Source code repository

Reporting Bugs

If you encounter a bug in Diskperf, please submit a bug report to the Xfce Bugzilla. Please note that to do this you will need to have / create an account on Bugzilla.

Before reporting a new bug, please try your best to check if it has already been reported (see the latest reports below). Click here for a full list of bug reports.

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