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SPECweb96 Issue: wafgen sizing


We have been asked:

What kind of number is "-n HTTP_ops_per_second" looking for? Should I estimate what I think the server is capable of? I've haven't been able to find anything on wafgen in the information sent with the benchmark.
Yes, the idea is that you should make an estimate of the server's eventual performance. One method is to just guess high since the benchmark will only access as much of the fileset as is appropriate. Otherwise, you can make a conservative guess, and then rebuild the fileset if necessary. If you have the available disk space on the server, I would recommend the former so as to reduce the number of times that you need to invoke wafgen.