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

Kelvin Cheung keguang.zhang at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 02:52:04 UTC 2013

2013/7/5 Gustavo Zacarias <gustavo at zacarias.com.ar>

> 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
> benchmark".
> 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).

However, you forgot storage devices in embedded systems such as MTD, SD
card and etc.
I believe that some of us are interested in the bandwidth of this kind of
First and last, 'Networking applications' is definitely inappropriate for

> Regards.

Best Regards!
Kelvin Cheung
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