[clug] Testing filesystem performance?

Simon Fowler simon at himi.org
Sun Jun 27 01:50:35 GMT 2004

On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 11:37:40AM +1000, Michael Still wrote:
> Heya,
> one of the things I need to do to finish my FUSE talk is come up with 
> some timings for how slow FUSE actually is. So far I've done three 
> kernel compiles on an ext3 filesystem, and then three kernel compiles on 
> a FUSE filesystem which rewrites all accesses straight back to that same 
> ext3 filesystem.
> That's not a perfect metric, as we're also measuring how slow the hard 
> disc and CPU in my laptop are...
> Do people have other suggestions as to how to test the performance of a 
> filesystem? Google seems to suggest just creating a bunch of files and 
> directories, syncing a few times, and then deleting some stuff.
You could try bonnie++, which is a fairly generic file
creation/deletion/read/write benchmark program.

Feeling lucky with Google should get you to the right place.


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