This paper documents the methodology and tools developed to measure response time during a NetBench run. While cumbersome and primitive, useful data has been produced, demonstrating that the fundamental idea is sound. SPEC SFS has had a noticeable effect on vendors of NFS file servers, motivating them to improve response time from an average of 50ms in 1993 to less than 10ms in 1997. Given the ability to measure response time in the CIFS environment, hopefully a similar improvement can be encouraged in CIFS file servers.
Presented (PPT, HTML) at the USENIX Windows NT Workshop, Seattle, 11-13 August 1997. (Proceedings, HTML, PDF, PS.GZ)
Also presented (PPT, HTML) at the Large Scale System Administration of NT Workshop, Seattle, 14-16 August 1997.
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