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bw_mem_rd - time memory read rate (with overhead)


bw_mem_rd size


bw_mem_rd allocates the specified amount of memory, zeros it, and then times the reading of that memory as a series of integer loads and adds. Each four byte integer is loaded and added to accumulator.

The size specification may end with ‘‘k’’ or ‘‘m’’ to mean kilobytes (* 1024) or megabytes (* 1024 * 1024).


Output format is CB"%0.2f %.2f\n", megabytes, megabytes_per_second, i.e.,

8.00 25.33

Memory Utilization

This benchmark should move approximately the reported amount of memory.


Funding for the development of this tool was provided by Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation.

See Also

lmbench(8) .

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