I wanted to make use of byobu's "network" and "diskio" status fields, but I'm not sure if the following behaviour (#2) is normal, or buggy:
- When there is IO, the network and disk status numbers fluctuate and report as expected.
- When the IO stops, those numbers show the last set of numbers that were reported, indefinitely.
I was under the impression that #2 should have been "when the IO stops, and 3 seconds have elapsed, the network and diskio status numbers should disappear from the byobu status area" -- since byobu's manual states:
network - instantaneous upload/download bandwidth in [GMk]bps over the last 3 seconds; nothing is displayed if traffic is 0;
Can anyone shed some light on this mystery - is it working as it should, or is it a bug?