Re: Zoned block device support for fio

From: Bart Van Assche
Date: Wed Aug 15 2018 - 14:08:00 EST

On Thu, 2018-08-09 at 15:03 -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
+AD4- Yes exactly. Basically come up with something that just maps fio zones on
+AD4- top of SMR zones. Then come up with something that allows you to have
+AD4- sequential writes IO within a zone, and something that allows you to decide
+AD4- how many zones to use, when to skip between zones, etc.

Hello Jens,

SMR support for fio has been reworked. The reworked patches are available at The following two test scripts allow to
verify whether the fio behavior is identical for SMR and non-SMR storage media:
+ACo- t/zbd/run-tests-against-regular-nullb
+ACo- t/zbd/run-tests-against-zoned-nullb