[CentOS] how can I stress a server?

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Fri Nov 21 18:10:40 UTC 2008


Rob Townley wrote:

> i have some several year old DL360's and ML370's and love em -
> especially hw raid, but i my local supplier hasn't had any for several
> months.  Uptil a few months ago, password reset info on ebay was sent
> in the clear, so i have a very hard time trusting ebay.  It would be
> great if something like LinuxBios / OpenBios could stresstest the
> machine and then disable any RAM addresses that proved flaky - whether
> ECC or not.

Wondering if you had heard of this project? I don't trust doing
this sort of thing myself(paranoid) but..

http://rick.vanrein.org/linux/badram/

I think that (or another similar project) can even take memtest86
output and use that as a map for blocking out the bad parts of the
ram chips.

nate



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