System Burn In

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Feb 28 16:13:51 PST 2006

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 06:09:17PM -0600, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> On 2/28/06, Don O'Neil <don at> wrote:
> > What is the best way to 'burn in' or 'stress test' a new system w/ FreeBSD?
> > I'd like to stress test the CPU, Memory, Disk, etc.. To make sure the
> > hardware is 100% good before putting it in production.
> >
> Maybe try but this would be like
> forkbombing.  If the system locks it may be a kernel problem, not be a
> hardware problem.

This is a bit hardcore, because as you note it sometimes finds kernel
bugs so it's not going to be easy to identify the cause of problems.

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