Sometimes you want an easy way to simulate load on a file-system that you are trying to test. Here’s a quick and easy way.
Suppose your mount point you want to perform this IO is “/myspecialmount”. (Assuming you have plenty of space to test)
Then the easiest way to load some IO is through the following bash-script:
[sourcecode language="bash”] #!/bin/bash
while true do echo “=== Starting clean-up ====” rm -fr /myspecialmount/usr echo “=== Starting load ====” rsync -avp /usr /myspecialmount done [/sourcecode]