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blogbench - a realistic filesystem benchmark


blogbench -d <directory>


Blogbench is a portable filesystem benchmark that tries to reproduce the load of a real-world busy file server.
It stresses the filesystem with multiple threads performing random reads, writes and rewrites in order to get a realistic idea of the scalability and the concurrency a system can handle.


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The minimal way to run the test is to just give the path to an empty and writable directory:

blogbench -d /path/to/the/directory

Blogbench will start the required threads and the test will run during 5 minutes. A final "score" will then be given as an indication of read and write performance.


Frank Denis <j at>

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