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Date:	Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:19:59 +1000
From:	Dave Chinner <>
To:	Dmitry Monakhov <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/6] xfstests: add fio requirement V2

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 06:23:16PM +0400, Dmitry Monakhov wrote:
> FIO is very flexible io generator, i would call it IO swiss knife.
> Currently we have tonns of hardcoded application which reproduces
> some predefined scenario. This approach has obvious dissadvantages
> 1) Lack of flexability: one written it is hard to modify it in future
> 2) Code base is large, many routines written again and again
> At the same time add new fio based tast is just add simle INI file.
> This greatly simplify code review. I do beleve that some day we will
> replace most of hardcoded io binaries with fio.
> One who is planning to run $FIO_PROG should first check that system
> contains appropriate version which is able to handle jobfile
> for example:  _require_fio 286-job.fio
> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Monakhov <>

Looks good.

Reviewed-by: Dave Chinner <>

Dave Chinner
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