Re: no unlink file before write testing

From: Jens Axboe <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 12:33:27 +0200

On Tue, Apr 08 2008, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> Jens,
> As for write testing, fio chooses to unlink the files before testing.
> I run the testing on many big files, so the file preparation spends
> lots of time. Is it possible to add a new parameter, such like
> nounlinkwrite, to ask fio not to unlink files before testing? Its default
> value could be false.
> Current parameter overwrite always recreates the files.

How about we just change that instead? If the file exists and is big
enough, there's no point in having 'overwrite' recreate the file.

Jens Axboe
Received on Mon Apr 14 2008 - 12:33:27 CEST

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