iotop to check on programs that are heavy disk users, in case I need to decrease their priority. Usually this is good enough, but
iotop only shows thread ID (TID), and sometimes I want to know process ID (PID) so I can find out more about which process is responsible.
ps can display TID (a.k.a SPID, LWP), it doesn't have a flag to take a list of TIDs the way it does for a list of PIDs with
--pid. The best I can do is list TIDs and then
grep the output. For example, if the thread id is 792, I can do
$ ps -eLf | grep ' 792 '
which works reasonably well, but is a little inelegant.
Is there a better way?