[Buildroot] [git commit] bwm-ng: move to appropiate category

Gustavo Zacarias gustavo at zacarias.com.ar
Thu Jul 4 16:34:50 UTC 2013

On 07/04/2013 01:19 PM, Yann E. MORIN wrote:

> Kelvin, Peter, All,
>> 2013/7/2 Kelvin Cheung <keguang.zhang at gmail.com>
>>> Hi Gustavo & Peter,
>>> Last year, I submitted a patch to move bwm-ng from "Networking
>>> applications" to "System tools".
>>> Because bwm-ng can monitor not only network bandwidth but also disk-io
>>> bandwidth.
>>> So, could you just leave it as it is?
> Agreed.

Well, sysstat handles I/O bandwidth as well, and it's in hardware
handling, should we move it too? Or maybe bwm-ng to hardware?
Most of the time i tend to think "System Tools" as "Basic Tools" (i.e.
things needed for a system to boot & run, non-busybox based that is).
For that matter we could also move it to "Debugging, profiling and
At least for me it clearly doesn't belong in the System Tools category.
bwm-ng IMHO would most likely be used to measure network bandwidth
rather than disk I/O on embedded systems (which usually lack disk).

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