Dbench is a benchmark designed by the Samba project as a free alternative to netbench, but dbench contains only file-system calls for testing the disk performance.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark system/dbench.

Project Site


Test Created

12 September 2017

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

2 Seconds

Average Run Time

55 Minutes, 59 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Autoconf + Popt


20k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsDbench Popularity Statisticssystem/dbench2017.092017.112018.012018.032018.052018.072018.092018.112019.012019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.072020.092020.112021.012021.032021.052021.072021.092021.112022.012022.032022.052022.072022.092022.112023.012023.032023.052023.072023.092023.11400800120016002000
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 4 December 2023.
1220.6%4810.8%25611.8%12810.3%619.6%127.0%Client Count Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

system/dbench-1.0.0   [View Source]   Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:28:57 GMT
Initial commit of a system-wide dbench test

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Dbench 4.0

Client Count: 1

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 55 public results since 12 September 2017 with the latest data as of 27 July 2023.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after OpenBenchmarking.org has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Client Count: 155 Results Range From 2 To 901 MB/s232629212215218221224227230233236239242245248251254257260263266269272275278281284287290248121620

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Dbench 4.0 - Client Count: 1) has an average run-time of 57 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkClient Count: 1Run-Time20406080100Min: 36 / Avg: 56.8 / Max: 109

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 3.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsClient Count: 1Deviation48121620Min: 0 / Avg: 3.45 / Max: 13

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)
ARMv7 32-bit
ARMv7 Cortex-A72 4-Core
ARMv8 64-bit
ARMv8 Cortex-A72

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