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SubjectRe: tool for testing how fast your kernel can rename files :-)
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> Hi,
>
> This night, while half a-sleep I thought it is usefull to have a tool
> which creates a number of files in a directory and then starts to randomly
> rename them. During this, it should output how much it has done and how
> many renames per second it did.
> 5 minutes back I programmed such a program, you can download it from:
> http://www.vanheusden.com/Linux/rename_test-1.0.tgz
>
> But now, fully awake with at least 8 cups of coffee in my system I cannot
> think of anything usefull this program is actually doing.
> Well, maybe to test if something gets corrupted allong the way?
>
> Oh well.

Here's a suggestion:
Take one Very Old Kernel (say, 2.4.2)
and one Very New Kernel (2.5.59 ??)
Run your test on both, and see what differences you see.
If you see a change greater than 10%, that's a sign your test is
useful...or not.
cliffw

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>
> Folkert van Heusden
> www.vanheusden.com
>
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