Some additional questions about benchmarking CIFS servers

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Fri Jun 21 11:09:03 GMT 2002

On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 22, 2002 at 02:25:41AM +0930, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > 
> > To what extent do people feel that these are relevant to a CIFS benchmark, 
> > and what other areas have I missed.
> Well in defense of NetBench (I can't believe I'm saying this :-)
> it doesn't attempt to give full coverage of SMB, that would be
> the job of a conformance tester. It only tries to shovel data
> to the server as fast as possible, trying to create "realistic"
> capacity situations.
> Just having a simple, Open Source/Free Software benchmark that
> would do the same would be a good start, we can argue about
> how to extend it once we have buy in that the new benchmark
> makes a good NetBench replacement (ie. can we get the magazines
> to run it instead of NetBench).

You have just reminded me that I need to put the source up somewhere ...
I need to move the latency stuff to long long so I avoid negative numbers, 
but I should do that next week after Disney!

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
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