spew - I/O performance measurement and load generation tool

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name spew
Package version 1.0.8
Package release 1build2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 131 B
Download size 47.88 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Spew is used to measure I/O performance of character devices, block
devices, and regular files. It can also be used to generate high I/O loads
to stress systems while verifying data integrity.
Spew is easy to use and is flexible. No configuration files or
complicated client/server configurations are needed. Spew also generates
its own data patterns that are designed to make it easy to find and debug
data integrity problems.


Package Version Architecture Repository
spew_1.0.8-1build2_amd64.deb 1.0.8 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
spew - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libgcc1 >= 1:4.2
libncurses5 >= 6
libpopt0 >= 1.14
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libtinfo5 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package spew_1.0.8-1build2_i386.deb
Source Package spew

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install spew deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install spew




2016-02-07 - Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com>
spew (1.0.8-1build2) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
2011-12-02 - Adam Conrad <adconrad@0c3.net>
spew (1.0.8-1build1) precise; urgency=low
* No-change rebuild to drop spurious libsfgcc1 dependency on armhf.
2010-05-14 - Matt Taggart <taggart@debian.org>
spew (1.0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. ( Closes: #560523 )
* Fix location of config.{sub,guess} update.
* Update to debhelper 7, fix some errors.
* Update to policy 3.8.4, fix some lintian errors.
2008-07-06 - Matt Taggart <taggart@debian.org>
spew (1.0.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Upstream included all outstanding patched, Debian diff nearly zero.
* Acknowledge NMU, thanks Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt. Upstream fixed both
bugs but in slightly different ways
- #455311: put the strings.h include in a common include file that
all the others pull in
- #403774: ifdef HAVE_DIRECT_IO rather than __linux
* Update to policy 3.8.0, fix some lintian errors.
2008-03-16 - Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <he@debian.org>
spew (1.0.5-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix gcc-4.3 FTBFS, patch by "brian m. carlson"
<sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx> (Closes: #455311)
* Fix FTBFS on GNU/kFreeBSD, patch by Petr Salinger
<Petr.Salinger@seznam.cz> (Closes: #403774)
2006-10-03 - Matt Taggart <taggart@debian.org>
spew (1.0.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix a bunch of spelling errors in the man page and program output.
Closes: #366446
* Update to policy 3.7.2
- fix FSF address
- fix redundant libncurses5 depends
- clean up config.log
2005-09-21 - Matt Taggart <taggart@debian.org>
spew (1.0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2005-02-02 - Matt Taggart <taggart@debian.org>
spew (1.0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Upstream fixed file conflict with snarf, Closes: #279679, #292316
* Drop libstdc++ build-dep. I should know better, I've filed bugs on
other packages for the same thing :(,  Closes: #280257
* Add AUTHORS file to debian/docs
* Upstream fixed various DESTDIR problems, removed from diff
* Fix lintian description warnings
2005-02-02 - Matt Taggart <taggart@debian.org>
spew (1.0.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.
* Standard dh_make autoconf single binary package
* Adjust src/Makefile.am and man/Makefile.am to fix some problems
installing to DESTDIR, run automake

See Also

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spf-tools-perl_2.9.0-4_all.deb SPF tools (spfquery, spfd) based on the Mail::SPF Perl module
spf-tools-python_2.0.12t-1_all.deb sender policy framework (SPF) tools for Python
spfquery_1.2.10-6build1_i386.deb query SPF (Sender Policy Framework) to validate mail senders
sphinx-voxforge-hmm-en_0.1.1~daily20130301-0ubuntu1_all.deb English sphinx acoustic model built from Voxforge audio corpus
sphinx-voxforge-lm-en_0.1.1~daily20130301-0ubuntu1_all.deb English sphinx language model built from Voxforge audio corpus
sphinxbase-utils_0.8+5prealpha-2ubuntu1_i386.deb Speech recognition tool - development files
sphinxcontrib-autoprogram_0.1.2-1_all.deb automated documentation of CLI programs for Sphinx (Python 2)
sphinxsearch_2.2.9-1build1_i386.deb Fast standalone full-text SQL search engine
sphinxtrain_1.0.8+5prealpha-3_i386.deb Speech recognition tool - training tool
spice-client-glib-usb-acl-helper_0.30-1_i386.deb Helper tool to validate usb ACLs
spice-client-gtk_0.30-1_i386.deb Simple clients for interacting with SPICE servers
spice-html5_0.1.4-1_all.deb Spice Web client which runs entirely within a modern browser
spice-vdagent_0.15.0-1.3_i386.deb Spice agent for Linux
spikeproxy_1.4.8-4.3_all.deb Web application security testing proxy