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Experimental results

We built an environment to run trace-driven experiments on real implementations of UFS and Hummingbird. This environment consists of four components, as depicted in Figure 1. (1) The processed proxy log which was discussed in Section 2.1. (2) The workload generator simulates the operation of a caching web proxy. It reads the proxy log events and generates the file system operations that a proxy would have generated during processing of the original HTTP requests. (3) The file system, which is either Hummingbird or various implementations of UFS, EFS, or XFS. (4) The disk, which is a physical magnetic disk that the file system uses to store the files. The workload generators, implementation details, and experiments are described in the following section.

Figure 1: Simulation environment.


Liddy Shriver 2001-05-01