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I am planning to test if my linux setup is stable. And I want to test the filesystem of my linux? Is there any standard testing for linux filesystem?

Thanks.

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what do you mean by "test the filesystem"? Like stress-test? Integrity test? –  aioobe Apr 28 '10 at 8:30
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You're looking for fsck. And you should ask this on superuser. –  ptomato Apr 28 '10 at 8:30
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yes this belongs on superuser because as we all know servers don't have filesystems –  Jim B Apr 28 '10 at 12:04

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Test how?

If you mean testing that it is correctly installed you may want to run fsck. Most systems run it at boot time though.

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e2fsck will check an ext2/ext3 filesystem for metadata integrity. There are similar tools for other filesystems.

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I think your best bet might be the great Phoronix test suite.

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You probably want bonnie++, a lot of file system developers use it to help measure performance.

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