Vol 127 Issue 1 2008-09-01 Article 20524 from section "Storage"

A Tool for Tailormade Benchmarking Operations

FileBench has kindled the enthusiasm of Ben Rockwood, who writes on
how to "Explore Your Storage with FileBench," which he calls one of
the most powerful and flexible benchmarking tools around.

Unlike such micro-benchmarking tools as Bonnie++ or IOzone, he
writes, FileBench [19937] is an application simulator or workload
generator that results in benchmarking results that more nearly
approximate the results in an actual production setting.

For all of that, FileBench, which is still in development, is
somewhat non-intuitive, Rockwood maintains. His aim is to make using
the solution easier through example.

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