STressing a new server...
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Mon Jan 2 10:07:05 PST 2006
A buildworld is indeed an excellent test of memory, CPU, drives
The memory tester is sysutils/memtest.
It's not a very scientific test, but one thing I do is a
make -j8 buildworld whilst I do a large tar operation,
optionally with compression. Just anecdotally it appears
that tar likes to use lots of memory. I usually do some
sort of file system move, ala:
tar jcf - original | tar xpvf - -C copy
Make sure you have enough disk space to burn.
This has caught dodgy memory on servers in the past.
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