On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 07:18:18AM -0700, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Apr 2012, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > I'm trying to run some IOzone benchmarking on a new system to get a
> > feel for baseline performance.
> Unfortunately, benchmarking with IOzone is a very poor indicator of 
> what performance will be like during normal use.  Forcing the system 
> to behave like it is short on memory only tests how the system will 
> behave when it is short on memory.
> Testing multi-threaded synchronous writes with IOzone might actually 
> mean something if it is representative of your work-load.
> Bob

Sounds like IOzone may not be my best option here (though it does
produce pretty graphs).

bonnie++ actually gave me more realistic sounding numbers, and I've
been reading good thigns about fio.

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