Vdbench Replay run not terminating properly
By Henk Vandenbergh-Oracle on Mar 08, 2010
The i/o collected by an i/o trace created by Sun StorageTek Workload Analysis Tool (Swat), can be replayed using Vdbench. I just noticed a problem that when you give Vdbench more Storage Definitions (SDs) than needed, Vdbench does not terminate after the last i/o has been replayed. Each SD in Vdbench keeps track of when it executes its last i/o and then checks with all other SDs to see if they also are all done. If one or more of the SDs never is used this 'end-of-run' checking is not done, causing Vdbench to just wait until the elapsed= time is reached.
To correct this, remove the last 'n' SDs. A quick way to see if an SD is used is by looking at the SD reports. If all interval counters are zero then you know it has not been used.