[CentOS] Benchmark Disk IO

Wed May 5 22:38:51 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On May 5, 2010, at 1:13 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5/5/2010 12:00 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>>> Try to run the same IO operations as your production server is  
>>> running.
>>> Bonnie++ could be good application for benchmarking. Also run some
>>> parallel rsync, rm, find, etc proccesses.
>> I am with John Pierce on this one, role and app will dictate  
>> benchmarks
>> that reflect reality.
>> Having said that, I think iozone>  bonnie++
> If the job involves creating/deleting lots of little files like a mail
> server with maildir format storage, you might try to dig up a copy of
> postmark too.

I found iometer is a good tool for real-world benchmarking if you take  
the time to setup the tests according to the workload.