Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Characteristics of File System Workloads

Drew Roselli and Thomas E. Anderson

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-98-1029
1998

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1998/CSD-98-1029.pdf

In this report, we describe the collection of file system traces from three different environments. By using the auditing system to collect traces on client machines, we are able to get detailed traces with minimal kernel changes. We then present results of traffic analysis on the traces, contrasting them with those from previous studies. Based on these results, we argue that file systems must optimize disk layout for good read performance.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Roselli:CSD-98-1029,
    Author = {Roselli, Drew and Anderson, Thomas E.},
    Title = {Characteristics of File System Workloads},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1998},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1998/5334.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-98-1029},
    Abstract = {In this report, we describe the collection of file system traces from three different environments. By using the auditing system to collect traces on client machines, we are able to get detailed traces with minimal kernel changes. We then present results of traffic analysis on the traces, contrasting them with those from previous studies. Based on these results, we argue that file systems must optimize disk layout for good read performance.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Roselli, Drew
%A Anderson, Thomas E.
%T Characteristics of File System Workloads
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1998
%@ UCB/CSD-98-1029
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1998/5334.html
%F Roselli:CSD-98-1029