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SubjectRe: Linux SCSI benchmarking tool??
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On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 21:52:54 PDT, "Nayak, Samdeep" <Samdeep_Nayak@adaptec.com>  said:

> have used dd, dt, IOmeter and rawio utilities so far and each seemed to
> represent a different picture to me on the same setup (Single target with
> few LUNS). (DD showed good performance on an ext2 mounted file system till
> I realized that I was writing to the buffer and not writing on the raw
> drive). Since I am trying to catch up with the SCSI world, I am just
> wondering if any one else has tried any other utilities that would provide
> better results or am I doing something wrong here??

Those tools report different things because they are measuring different
aspects of the performance. For many system configurations, the fact that 'dd'
is writing on a buffer rather than a drive is actually a *feature*, as you
might care about just how much of a boost the cache is giving you - I don't
care how fast my compile writes to disk, I care how fast the cache and page
subsystems actually present the data to userspace...

"better results" depends on the question - otherwise "42" is as good an answer as
any, for exactly the reasons that Deep Thought gave.... ;)
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