Infrastructure Layer

Disk Attack


The Disk Gremlin fills up a target block device (specified by the filesystem on which it is mounted) by writing to files at the destination specified by --dir. The number of files written directly corresponds to the number of --workers specified.

Options

ParameterFlagRequiredDefaultVersionDescription
Dir-d pathFalse/tmp1.8.0The root directory for the IO attack.
Workers-w intFalse11.8.0The number of diskwrite workers to run concurrently.
Block Size-b intFalse41.8.0Number of Kilobytes (KB) that are read/written at a time.
Volume Percentage-p <0-100>False1001.8.0Percent of Volume to fill (0100).
Length-l intFalse601.8.0The length of the attack (seconds).