test: smallfile benchmark tool
Run this metadata tester in our nightlies.
smallfile is a python-based distributed POSIX workload generator which can be used to quickly measure performance for a variety of metadata-intensive workloads across an entire cluster. It has no dependencies on any specific filesystem or implementation It was written to complement use of iozone benchmark for measuring performance of large-file workloads, and borrows concepts from iozone. and Ric Wheeler's fs_mark. It was developed by Ben England starting in March 2009.