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piozone

Piozone is a simple disk I/O performance benchmarking tool. It tests linear and random access I/O.

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  •  28 Jan 2002 09:35

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    09 Jul 2002 12:41 timmm

    Re: Piozone needs to be renamed.
    iozone is a plain and simple name grab
    of the molecule "ozone"
    that has been available on the planet for
    more than 1 billion years. The name was chosen
    so that web searches for the original
    ozone would return hits on this
    package. Imagine how people
    would feel if someone decided to start
    using the name water_ or iWater ?? This
    is a very simple advertizing gimic and
    is unwelcome and boarding on fraud.
    As a person that has been benefiting from
    ozone for the past twenty-five years, I am
    naturally unhappy with this scheme. It
    is surprising that Freshmeat would
    permit such an activity on their
    respectable site.

    09 Jul 2002 12:31 phil_g

    Re: Piozone needs to be renamed.

    I take it you're not familiar with all of the Emacs variations. Go look at http://www.finseth.com/~fin/emacs.html (http://www.finseth.com/~fin/emacs.html) and see just how many of those derive their name from Emacs somehow.


    It's common in the Free software world and, to a lesser extent, the software world in general to name things similarly if they're like each other. The standard, vendor-supplied C compiler on most Unix systems[0] is named 'cc'. The GNU project named theirs 'gcc'.


    In the future, I highly recommend educating yourself about your subject matter before ranting in public spaces.


    [0] And don't even get me started on the variations on the name Unix...

    03 Apr 2002 10:32 capps

    Piozone needs to be renamed.
    piozone is a plain and simple name grab of another utility "Iozone" that has been available on the net for more than 10 years. The name was chosen so that web searches for the original Iozone would return hits on this package. Imagine how the people at GNU would feel if someone decided to start using the name Emacs_ or pEmacs ?? This is a very simple advertizing gimic and is unwelcome and boarding on fraud.
    As the person that has been maintaining Iozone for the past ten years, I am naturally unhappy with this scheme. It is surprising that Freshmeat would permit such an activity on their respectable site.

    03 Apr 2002 06:58 jeffcovey

    An editorial note

    At this point in the conversation, Capps turned into a raving loon.


    That would normally be all right, except that:


    1. He became much too personal with his flames.

    2. He decided it was a good idea to include a single line with 337
    exclamation points, causing the page to have massive horizontal
    scrollage.


    Because of this, his two comments were removed. To summarize his
    position: He claims that Peter told him by email that piozone was
    named after Iozone. He feels that piozone is of low quality and he
    does not wish to have it associated with Iozone, which he has
    maintained for the last 10 years.


    Sorry for the interruption; back to your regularly-scheduled slugfest.

    26 Mar 2002 07:22 pen

    Re: Piozone is just a name stealing piece of junk
    (Perhaps Mr Capps should read the first sentence of the "Add comment" section. Especially the
    part about "keep the discussions calm; don't flame and don't insult others."...)

    Regarding the "iozone" / "piozone" name issue:

    The name is not a "name grab thing" - it simply
    stands for: "Parallel Input/Output disk ZONE tester". It is designed to test the
    performance of hard disks and find out the
    differing performance on different zones of the disk. And it is not uncommon to see different
    projects with similar names so what's the big
    deal...

    (The Parallel och Output parts I haven't
    released yet, but it is being worked on).

    As for piozone being "junk and not useful for
    anyone" - well... I'll let people decide for themself. It has been useful atleast for me
    (and some other people) in checking the raw
    performance of *disks* and *disk I/O subsystems*.

    It does *not* test any kind of file system
    performance - or I would have named it something
    with "fs" in it (probably).

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