Re: skip file setup?

From: Shawn Lewis <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 20:44:06 -0800

Nevermind, looks like write phases don't actually extend the file, which is
what I'm looking for. :) Maybe there was an older version of fio that didn't
do this, or I'm just crazy.


On Nov 26, 2007 8:14 PM, Shawn Lewis <> wrote:

> Jens,
> Does any combination of fio options allow us to completely skip file
> setup? I'd like to have a thread with rw=write size=300g that doesn't ever
> do file setup. This is useful if you want to have a write phase and then a
> verify phase and you don't care about performance. If this doesn't exist
> I'll send a patch.
> It's also useful because runtime can't cap the time for the file setup
> phase, so if you have a really slow disk it'll take forever to lay the file
> out.
> Thanks,
> Shawn
Received on Tue Nov 27 2007 - 05:44:06 CET

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