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tiotest(1)																tiotest(1)

NAME
tiotest - Threaded I/O bench SYNOPSIS
tiotest [-h] [-W] [-f SizeInMB] [-d TestDir] [-b BlkSizeInBytes] [-r NumberRandOpsPerThread] [-t NumberOfThreads] [-T] [-c] [-L] [-S] [-R] [-D DebugLevel] [-k SkipTestNoN] DESCRIPTION
tiotest is a file system benchmark especially designed to test I/O performance with multiple running threads. OPTIONS
-h Display a brief help and exit. -W Instructs tiotest to wait for previous thread to finish before starting a new one in the writing phase. This results in the files to be sequentially allocated and thus prevents them to be fragmented. Of course the writeside test is not parallel then but in readside the files are physically more sequentially placed on the media (well this depends on the filesystem too). -f SizeInMB The filesize per threat in MBytes. Defaults to 10 MB. -d TestDir The directory in which to test. Defaults to ., the current directory. -b BlkSizeInBytes The blocksize in Bytes to use. Defaults to 4096. -r NumberRandOpsPerThread Random I/O operations per thread. Defaults to 1000. -t NumberOfThreads The number of concurrent test threads. Defaults to 4. -T More terse output. -c Consistency check data. This should be used for stresstesting the media rather than benchmarking (it will slow io and raise cpu percentage). It is especially usefull to seek media for very hard to detect errors. -L Hide latency output. -S Do writing synchronously. -R Use raw drives. -D DebugLevel Set the debug level. -k fISkipTestNoN Skip test number n. Could be used several times. Example: while tiotest -c -f 2000 ; do echo run ok ; done To get usefull results the used file sizes should be a lot larger than the physical amount of memory you have. A good idea is to boot with 16 Megs of RAM (Try passing the "mem=16M" option to the kernel to limit Linux to using a very small amount of memory) and into Single User mode only. SEE ALSO
tiobench(1), bonnie(1), hdparm(8) AUTHOR
tiotest was written by Mika Kuoppala <miku@iki.fi>. This manual page was written by Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Mac-2001 tiotest(1)

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tiobench(1)															       tiobench(1)

NAME
tiobench - Threaded I/O bench SYNOPSIS
tiobench [--help] [--nofrag] [--size SizeInMB [--size ...]] [--numruns NumberOfRuns [--numruns ...]] [--dir TestDir [--dir ...]] [--block BlkSizeInBytes [--block ...]] [--random NumberRandOpsPerThread [--random ...]] [--threads NumberOfThreads [--threads ...]] DESCRIPTION
tiobench is a perl wrapper to tiotest calling it multiple times with varying sets of parameters as instructed. OPTIONS --help Display a brief help and exit. --nofrag Instructs tiobench to pass -W to tiotest so it waits for previous threads to finish before starting a new one in the writing phase. For more info see the -W option in the tiotest(1) manpage. --size SizeInMB The total size in MBytes of the files may use together. If this option is not given, tiobench tries to be smart and figure out a size making sense. --numruns NumberOfRuns This number specifies over how many runs each test should be averaged. Defaults to 1. --dir TestDir The directory in which to test. Defaults to ., the current directory. --block BlkSizeInBytes The blocksize in Bytes to use. Defaults to 4096. --random NumberRandOpsPerThread Random I/O operations per thread. Defaults to 1000. --threads NumberOfThreads The number of concurrent test threads. Defaults to 4. The options --size, --numruns, --dir, --block, --random, and --threads may be given multiple times to cover multiple cases, for instance: tiobench --block 4096 --block 8192 will first run through with a 4KB block size and then again with a 8KB block size. To get usefull results the used file sizes should be a lot larger than the physical amount of memory you have. A good idea is to boot with 16 Megs of RAM (Try passing the "mem=16M" option to the kernel to limit Linux to using a very small amount of memory) and into Single User mode only. SEE ALSO
tiotest(1), bonnie(1), hdparm(8) AUTHOR
tiobench was written by James Manning <jmm@computer.org>. This manual page was written by Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Mar-2001 tiobench(1)
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