On our Slack channel, I just got this:
This is testing high write load on slow I/O device (a network drive).
We didn’t actually forget to turn off the benchmark when we left the office, this is part of our longevity / performance test suite, but it makes for a much better post title, I think you’ll agree.
By the way, this translate to over 16K writes per second sustained for hours on end. And this is testing our behavior on a network drive, because that is the only drive we had off hand with enough capacity for running such a test for long enough.
And then we just left it under load way over the weekend: