unix filesystem

IOzone is a filesystem benchmark tool. The benchmark generates and measures a variety of file operations. Iozone has been ported to many systems and runs under many operating systems including Windows, UNIX, Linux and BSD. This article gives you a jumpstart on performing benchmark on filesystem using iozone a free Filesystem Benchmark utility under Linux.


Inodes are associated with precisely one directory entry at a time. However, with hard links it is possible to associate multiple directory entries with a single inode. To create a hard link use ln command: