STressing a new server...
kline at tao.thought.org
Sun Jan 1 17:58:45 PST 2006
On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 12:11:31AM +0000, Tofik Suleymanov wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> > Folks,
> > When I bought this bare-bones box and plugged in "stuff"
> > it took several days of figuring out what benchmark and
> > other utilities to run to stress it. After a few weeks of
> > pushing the load to 70+, the burning-in was a fair indicator
> > that the HW would last. After 4+ years, no prob. Now I
> > have a new box, custom built.
> > Unfortunately, I've lost (or forgotten!) the same of the
> > *.sh script and some of the utilities. So what should I
> > be running and with an example of args? Last time I believe
> > there were 5 or 6 stressors.
> > Also, what's the memory testor utility calld? I have
> > a gig of DDR in this new puppy, and want to be sure that
> > every last BIT is good.
> > Help much appreciated!
> > gary
> Try to do a make buildworld.
Sure; no problem, but I want more. BTW, most of you already
know this, but it bears re-stating: even memory and drives that
have been well pounded can go bad after N months. That's only
happened to me onnce (with memory); a few times with drives.
But failures are more likely in the first several days to a week
or so. No sense in eating a loss if testing will increase my
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
More information about the freebsd-questions