STressing a new server...

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Sun Jan 1 22:10:52 PST 2006

What I did to stress test the last time I did this was build mysql then
the stress benchmarking suite that comes with mysql.  I think this is a
better way to do it than running a script, as it puts real-world load on
server.  And that benchmark can take days to run depending on the
you put into it.


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>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Gary Kline
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>Subject: STressing a new server...
>	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
>   Gary Kline     kline at
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