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Re: [PATCH 01/11] xfstests: add fio requirement V2

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/11] xfstests: add fio requirement V2
From: Dmitry Monakhov <dmonakhov@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:14:17 +0400
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On Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:19:21 +1100, Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 03:37:13PM +0400, Dmitry Monakhov wrote:
> > FIO is very flexible io generator, I would call it IO swiss knife.
> > Currently we have tonns of hardcoded application which reproduces
> > some predefined scenario. This approach has obvious dissadvantages
> > 1) Lack of flexability: one written it is hard to modify it in future
> > 2) Code base is large, many routines written again and again
> > 
> > At the same time add new fio based tast is just add simle INI file.
> > This greatly simplify code review. I do beleve that some day we will
> > replace most of hardcoded io binaries with fio.
> > 
> > One who is planning to run $FIO_PROG should first check that system
> > contains appropriate version which is able to handle jobfile
> > for example:  _require_fio 286-job.fio
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Dmitry Monakhov <dmonakhov@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Dimitry,
> Can you rebase this series on top of a current xfstests tree? It
Ohhh. I use  git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/fs/xfs/xfstests-dev.git
> doesn't apply without conflicts or trying to land on top of existing
> files, so that makes it hard to actually test and do a final review
> on....
Will do ASAP.

> Cheers,
> Dave.
> -- 
> Dave Chinner
> david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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