./benchmarks/dbench, Simulation of the Ziff-Davis netbench benchmark

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Branch: pkgsrc-2010Q4, Version: 3.04, Package name: dbench-3.04, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

Taken from the dbench README file:

Netbench is a terrible benchmark, but it's an "industry
standard" and it's what is used in the press to rate windows
fileservers like Samba and WindowsNT.

In order for the development methodologies of the open source
community to work we need to be able to run this benchmark in
an environment that a bunch of us have access to. We need the
source to the benchmark so we can see what it does. We need
to be able to split it into pieces to look for individual
bottlenecks. In short, we need to open up netbench to the

To do this I have written three tools, dbench, tbench and
smbtorture. All three read a load description file called
client.txt that was derived from a network sniffer dump of a
real netbench run. client.txt is about 4MB and describes the
90 thousand operations that a netbench client does in a
typical netbench run. They parse client.txt and use it to
produce the same load without having to buy a huge lab. They
can simulate any number of simultaneous clients.

Master sites:

SHA1: 09d7b647663ddc3e5617956dedd1aa6a4da2d840
RMD160: 707f396aec21e6c6c79a6b93217e9503356cefea
Filesize: 2029.489 KB

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