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authorJens Axboe <>2013-04-24 20:38:54 -0600
committerJens Axboe <>2013-04-24 20:38:54 -0600
commit06464907159baf7a1eeac654a023743e33f28d86 (patch)
tree7fb4283f8622b72e9f0b8675bdd69f16bd6dac1e /README
parentfd8a09b8f4a7e0da67fe64cfb1d023bfb500d7eb (diff)
Add support for other ways of triggering intermediate result outputs
Fio has support for using the USR1 signal to dump the current results while continuing to run. Add a --status-interval parameter to allow this to be configured to automatically happen every X seconds. There's also support for signaling fio through the file system. To do that, simply touch /tmp/fio-dump-status. When fio sees this file, it will unlink and dump the current results. A small tweak is needed for the file approach to work in Windows. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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@@ -155,6 +155,7 @@ $ fio
--eta=when When ETA estimate should be printed
May be "always", "never" or "auto"
--eta-newline=time Force a new line for every 'time' period passed
+ --status-interval=t Force full status dump every 't' period passed
--section=name Only run specified section in job file.
Multiple sections can be specified.
--alloc-size=kb Set smalloc pool to this size in kb (def 1024)