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ping_pong: measures the ping-pong byte range lock latency


ping_pong - measures the ping-pong byte range lock latency


ping_pong {-r | -w | -rw} [-m] [-c] {FILENAME} {NUM-LOCKS}


ping_pong measures the byte range lock latency. It is especially useful on a cluster of nodes sharing a common lock manager as it will give some indication of the lock manager's performance under stress.

FILENAME is a file on shared storage to use for byte range locking tests.

NUM-LOCKS is the number of byte range locks, so needs to be (strictly) greater than the number of nodes in the cluster.



test read performance


test write performance


use mmap


validate the locks


Testing lock coherence

      ping_pong test.dat N

Testing lock coherence with lock validation

      ping_pong -c test.dat N

Testing IO coherence

      ping_pong -rw test.dat N


This documentation was written by Mathieu Parent


Copyright © 2002 Andrew Tridgell

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