LanTest 1.1 - File Server Performance Evaluation Tool

Date: Wed, 13 Jul 1994 18:36:43 +0200

LanTest is an utility designed to test file server performance in a
Macintosh environment. It tests the following operations:

* Creating 100 files of 20kb each
* Opening and closing 100 files.
* Remove 100 files.
* Write 3 Mb to a file.
* Read 3 Mb from a file.
* Lock and unlock 4000 records.
* Read a directory containing 320 entries.

The utility can perform a mixture of these tests using a given number
of times and display the timings as well as an average. All results are
written into an ASCII logfile as well. The utility will count the
number of concurrently running LanTest programs in the current zone, if
not all of these test the same server the number of users displayed
might be misleading.

As all benchmarks, the results must be interpreted carefully and all
test parameters should be documented together with the results.

Changes since version 1.0.3:

* Allow clicking on the text of a button to toggle the value.
* Warn the user if he/she is testing the local hard disk.
* Better directory chooser (the old one was plain ugly).

Known Bugs:

* Testing through the LocalTalk port can distort the test result
considerably as the Mac's clock is stopped too long from the LocalTalk
driver. This appears to depend upon Mac model.

Jens-Uwe Mager

HELIOS Software GmbH
Lavesstr. 80
30159 Hannover

Phone: +49 511 36482-0
FAX: +49 511 36482-69
AppleLink: Attn: Jens-Uwe Mager

Path: /www/exparrot/

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