Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Linux ext3fs file write performance

Noting this down so I don't forget ...

hdparm buffered read test:
    48 megs/second.

Writing small files (from Python):
    100,000 1400-byte files (133 megs) in 24 seconds.
    i.e. 4000 1K files per second.
    -- 5.5 megs/sec, but all over the place.

Writing huge files (from Python):
    1Gb in 35 seconds.
    -- 28 megs/sec.
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