What's New as of August 14th, 2004
Changes For This Release
This is a major release of dt, which includes several bug
fixes and new features.
The following changes were made to dt Version 15.10:
Ported to AIX.
Added enable=hazard to support "dt stress" test configuration
under Hazard test suite. This option causes errors to be written
to stdout, instead of stderr, with a special severity prefix.
Added enable/disable=fsalign to allow non-block aligned I/O
for file system testing. The default is off (disabled), so
variable lengths via incr=var and non-block random offsets
are possible. Use enable=fsalign to enable previous behavior.
Fixed random I/O offsets for large capacity disks. Previously
when compiled for 32 bits, offsets were truncated to 32 bits.
When position=offset option is used, prevent I/O prior to this
offset when doing reverse I/O.
For Linux, use IOCTL to obtain sector size & partition capacity.
Why? The partition capacity may not be the actual disk capacity,
and allows bypassing 'dt' calculating capacity for random I/O.
For HP-UX, added qdepth=N option to set a new queue depth. This
setting is "sticky", meaning the previous setting isn't restored.
The default queue depth on current HP-UX is 8, but this option
can be used to generate a higher I/O load when doing async I/O.
Added support for trigger=action option, which is invoked when
errors occur. When using the "trigger=cmd:string" type, the
tester can then do special handling of errors, like panic'ing
the system, doing expanded corruption analysis, etc.
trigger=type The trigger to execute during errors.
br = Execute a bus reset.
bdr = Execute a bus device reset.
seek = Issue a seek to the failing lba.
cmd:string = Execute command with these args:
string dname op dsize offset position lba errno
dname = The device/file name.
op = open/close/read/write/miscompare
dsize = The device block size.
offset = The current file offset.
position = The failing offset within block.
lba = The logical block address (relative for FS).
errno = The error number on syscall errors.
The first three options require Scu in your PATH, since
Scu is used to execute these operations.
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Last Modified: August 14th, 2004