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authorJens Axboe <>2014-10-07 20:56:28 -0600
committerJens Axboe <>2014-10-07 20:56:28 -0600
commit323255cc22693c927067a1bd5219c09b3ee4dd10 (patch)
treea3f3c53454ff1b7d17e77ed6b03b6ec24cd6d59a /README
parentc05da82c1a427ce535af0c1b3e7a795330cf5061 (diff)
Add support for --remote-config
This allows you to tell a fio server to open a local job file, as opposed to being passed one that the fio client opens and sends to it. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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@@ -173,6 +173,7 @@ $ fio
--max-jobs Maximum number of threads/processes to support
--server=args Start backend server. See Client/Server section.
--client=host Connect to specified backend.
+ --remote-config=file Tell fio server to load this local file
--idle-prof=option Report cpu idleness on a system or percpu basis
(option=system,percpu) or run unit work
calibration only (option=calibrate).
@@ -305,6 +306,14 @@ Fio can connect to multiple servers this way:
fio --client=<server1> <job file(s)> --client=<server2> <job file(s)>
+If the job file is located on the fio server, then you can tell the server
+to load a local file as well. This is done by using --remote-config:
+fio --client=server --remote-config /path/to/file.fio
+Then the fio serer will open this local (to the server) job file instead
+of being passed one from the client.