|author||Bruce Cran <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2011-01-19 10:41:10 -0700|
|committer||Jens Axboe <email@example.com>||2011-01-19 10:41:10 -0700|
Add instructions for building and running the Windows version of fio to README
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1 files changed, 20 insertions, 0 deletions
@@ -110,6 +110,26 @@ Check that you have the libaio development package installed. On RPM
based distros, it's typically called libaio-devel.
+On Windows Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com) is required with at least
+devel/gcc4 and devel/make installed in order to build fio, and
+admin/cygrunsrv to run it. You can also install devel/git to fetch/update
+the source files. To create an MSI installer package, install WiX 3.6 from
+http://wix.sourceforge.net/releases/ and run dobuild.cmd from the
+Before running fio you'll need to have a copy of cygserver running. Run
+"/usr/bin/cygserver-config" from an elevated Cygwin shell (i.e. launch the
+Cygwin shell under the Administrator account) to configure it. Once
+configured, run "net start cygserver" to start it, or type
+"/usr/sbin/cygserver &" in the Cygwin shell to start a local copy.
+If fio exits with the message "Bad system call" it normally means that
+Cygserver isn't running.