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#!/bin/bash
# Since we're dealing with dd, abort if any errors occur
set -e
TEST_FILE=${1:-dd_obs_testfile}
TEST_FILE_EXISTS=0
if [ -e "$TEST_FILE" ]; then TEST_FILE_EXISTS=1; fi
TEST_FILE_SIZE=134217728
if [ $EUID -ne 0 ]; then
echo "NOTE: Kernel cache will not be cleared between tests without sudo. This will likely cause inaccurate results." 1>&2
fi
# Header
PRINTF_FORMAT="%8s : %s\n"
printf "$PRINTF_FORMAT" 'block size' 'transfer rate'
# Block sizes of 512b 1K 2K 4K 8K 16K 32K 64K 128K 256K 512K 1M 2M 4M 8M 16M 32M 64M
for BLOCK_SIZE in 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 32768 65536 131072 262144 524288 1048576 2097152 4194304 8388608 16777216 33554432 67108864
do
# Calculate number of segments required to copy
COUNT=$(($TEST_FILE_SIZE / $BLOCK_SIZE))
if [ $COUNT -le 0 ]; then
echo "Block size of $BLOCK_SIZE estimated to require $COUNT blocks, aborting further tests."
break
fi
# Clear kernel cache to ensure more accurate test
[ $EUID -eq 0 ] && [ -e /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches ] && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
# Create a test file with the specified block size
DD_RESULT=$(dd if=/dev/zero of=$TEST_FILE bs=$BLOCK_SIZE count=$COUNT conv=fsync 2>&1 1>/dev/null)
# Extract the transfer rate from dd's STDERR output
TRANSFER_RATE=$(echo $DD_RESULT | \grep --only-matching -E '[0-9.]+ ([MGk]?B|bytes)/s(ec)?')
# Clean up the test file if we created one
if [ $TEST_FILE_EXISTS -ne 0 ]; then rm $TEST_FILE; fi
# Output the result
printf "$PRINTF_FORMAT" "$BLOCK_SIZE" "$TRANSFER_RATE"
done