[CentOS] Re: server exercising, stressing, and/or testing

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Tue Nov 22 19:34:10 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 at 11:30am, Robert wrote

> } It might be useful if you specify what aspects of the box you want to
> } test.
> }
> } CPU?  RAM?  Disk?
> }
> } You mentioned disk, but is that all that you want to test?
> }
> } Regards,
> } Greg
> i wish to test it all, everything, just not ummm extremely violently in
> terms of hard drive(s).
> so, if the hard drive testing part is ultimately configurable that would be
> great... i just dont feel like pounding the drives for hours and hours
> ummmmmmmmmm what are people using in this area?
> i am familiar with memtest and some of the other small stuff yet i am
> looking for practical list wisdom on this whole scenartio.
> thanks!

I've actually had pretty good luck with this little script:


It's not *too* hard on the disks, although that part isn't configurable.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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