Jens Axboe

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Jens Axboe
Born1976/1977 (age 41–42)[1]
OccupationSoftware engineer

Jens Axboe (born circa 1976) is a Linux kernel hacker.[2]


Axboe is the current Linux kernel maintainer of the block layer and other block devices, along with contributing the CFQ I/O scheduler, Noop scheduler, Deadline scheduler and splice IO architecture. Jens is also the author of the blktrace utility and kernel parts, which provides a way to trace every block IO activity in the Linux kernel. blktrace exists in 2.6.17 and later Linux kernels.

To facilitate his block layer work in the Linux kernel, Axboe created the flexible IO tester (fio) benchmarking and workload simulation tool.[3] fio is able to simulate various types of I/O loads, such as synchronous, asynchronous, mmap, etc., as well as specifying the number of threads or processes, read vs. write mix, and various other parameters. fio was used to set the world record in December 2012 for the highest number of I/Os-per-second (IOPS) in a single system.[4][not in citation given]

In May 2010 Axboe joined Fusion-io after leaving Oracle Corporation.[5] He announced on a mailing list on Friday, January 24, 2014 that he was leaving Fusion-io after 3.5 years to join Facebook.[6]


  1. ^ Interview: Jens Axboe Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Jens Axboe, Oracle Archived 2012-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ fio git repository
  4. ^ Jens Axboe, Re: AIO performance improvements and cleanups version two, LKML, December 15, 2012
  5. ^ Jens Axboe (2010-05-31). "Last Day at Oracle". Archived from the original on 2012-04-16.
  6. ^ Axboe, Jens. "Leaving Fusion-io".

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