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Re: LWN.net article: creating 1 billion files -> Tests we did

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Subject: Re: LWN.net article: creating 1 billion files -> Tests we did
From: pg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Grandi)
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 20:29:01 +0100
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[ ... useless run of something misrepresented as a test ... ]

>> Test run on a dual Opteron quad core, 16 GB RAM, kernel
>> 2.6.32.11 x86_64...

> This is a test of storage system performance, and you left out
> the storage array specs?  By doing so it seems you're stating
> the underlying storage is not relevant to the results. [ ... ]

This is only one of the several aspects of the waste of time
that was misrepresented as a storage test, even if it is one of
the funniest.

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