Abstract

A user-oriented synthetic workload generator that simulates user file access behavior on the basis of real workload characterizations is described. The workload generator is designed for experiments and simulations related to file system analysis. The model for this workload generator is user-oriented and job-specific, represents file I/O operations at the system call level, allows general distributions for usage measures, and assumes independence in the file I/O operation stream. The workload generator consists of three parts that handle specification of distributions, creation of an initial file system, and selection and execution file I/O operations. Results from experiments on a network file system (NFS) verify that the workload generator can produce realistic workloads and demonstrate the application of the generator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages270-277
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0818628650
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Event12th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 1992 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Jun 9 1992Jun 12 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Volume1992-June

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 1992
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period6/9/926/12/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Kao, W. I., & Iyer, R. K. (1992). A user-oriented synthetic workload generator. In Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 1992 (pp. 270-277). [235031] (Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems; Vol. 1992-June). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDCS.1992.235031