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CPU/Memory Stress Testing for FreeBSD?

Discussion in 'General' started by linuxunix, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. linuxunix

    linuxunix New Member

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    I want to perform the CPU and Memory Stress Testing on FreeBSD 8.1 VM created on top of ESX.
    I have to test the combination of 1,3,8 CPUs for stress testing.

    Any recommended tool for memory and CPU testing?
     
  2. vermaden

    vermaden Well-Known Member

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    Check this: http://www.holm.cc/stress/

    You may also check the benchmarks category from Ports: /usr/ports/benchmarks

    PS. I am using FreeBSD 8.1 under vShpere 4.1 with load 5 and more sometimes and it works reliably:

    Code:
    % uptime
     1:41PM  up 24 days, 21:43, 1 user, load averages: 4.78, 4.54, 3.91
     
  3. User23

    User23 Member

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    /usr/ports/benchmarks/forkbomb

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    forkbomb is tool for stress testing. It can create many processes
    using fork(), bring up some zombies, allocate memory using
    realloc() and accesses this memory. It has different switches for
    fine-tuning operation. While classic fork() bomb is good only for
    fun and QA release testing, running multiple memory-eaters can be
    useful for determining maximum memory which can be given to
    servers (bind or squid) without taking machine down.  You can
    test different operation systems with this tool and see how they
    are handling the load.
    
    WWW: http://home.tiscali.cz/~cz210552/forkbomb.html


    Have fun while crashing your VM ;)
     
  4. linuxunix

    linuxunix New Member

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    I have started cpuburn for CPU stress testing and just find memtest for Memory Testing.
    How is memtest?