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<pic src=http://www.staerk.de/thorsten/images/4/42/Snapshot-iometer.png align="right" width="40%" caption="IOMeter running under WinE" />
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Please read on at http://www.linuxintro.org/wiki/Iometer
 
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IOMeter is a disk I/O [http://www.linuxintro.org/wiki/Benchmark benchmark]. You can measure e.g. your harddisk's speed based on block size, random read, sequential write and so on.
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Here I give an example how to make [http://www.iometer.org/ IOMeter] run on Linux. I have been trying to do this for 7 years. The problem is that the GUI ("iometer") only exists for Windows while the Linux packages only contain the backend ("dynamo"). To get it going I used [http://wiki.linuxintro.org/wiki/Wine WinE] 1.3.32 on SUSE Linux 11.4 x64 and IOMeter 2006.07.27 for Windows. I did not use the source code nor the Linux binaries.
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* Set up wine repository
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yast2 -> Software -> Repositories -> Add -> Community Repositories -> openSUSE BuildService - Wine CVS Builds
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* Install wine
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yast -i wine
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/iometer/files/iometer-stable/2006-07-27/iometer-2006.07.27.win32.i386-setup.exe/download download IOMeter from sourceforge]
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cd
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wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/iometer/iometer-stable/2006-07-27/iometer-2006.07.27.win32.i386-setup.exe
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* install IOMeter like this
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<pre>
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cd
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wine iometer-2006.07.27.win32.i386-setup.exe
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</pre>
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* Start the iometer suite
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<pre>
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cd
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cd ".wine/drive_c/Program Files/Iometer.org/Iometer 2006.07.27"
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wine Dynamo.exe & wine Iometer.exe
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</pre>
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* delete all workers but one by clicking onto "Disconnect Selected Worker or Manager"
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* select "Access Specifications" -> 512B; 100% Read; 0% random -> Add
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* select "Disk Targets" -> Maximum Disk Size -> 5000 Sectors
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* select a target. In this example, let's just choose C:.
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* select Test Setup -> Run Time -> 2 Seconds
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* click on "Start Tests"
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* as file name, enter example -> Ok
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* find your data at ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Iometer.org/Iometer 2006.07.27/example.csv
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= TroubleShooting =
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dynamo prints debugging output that is quite usable and understandable.
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= Usability Problems =
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* what is a worker? Why do you need more than one? This could be a lot clearer by a simple tooltip.
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* why do you delete a worker by clicking on "Disconnect Selected Worker or Manager"
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* what is a manager? Why do I need to know?
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= See also =
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* [[tutorials]]
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[[Category:Blogs]]
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[[Category:Howtos]]
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[[Category:Projects]]
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Latest revision as of 20:51, 1 February 2015

Please read on at http://www.linuxintro.org/wiki/Iometer