May 26, 2018

NetApps file system benchmark

PostMark is the benchmark used in the NetApp Technical Report TR-3022, “PostMark A New File System Benchmark”. The paper fully explains how to use this tool.

From the paper’s Abstract Existing file system benchmarks are deficient in portraying performance in the ephemeral small-file regime used by Internet software, especially * electronic mail * netnews * web-based commerce

PostMark is a new benchmark to measure performance for this class of application.