OT: windiag (Re: [CentOS] how can I stress a server?)

Rudi Ahlers rudiahlers at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 09:57:42 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:47 AM, Tru Huynh <tru at centos.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:19:51AM +0200, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>> I don't use Windows, so this wouldn't have helped in anycase :)
>> It's a diag floppy/cdrom, you don't need windows...  except to expand it to the
>> media.
>> Read at least the url!
>> Rudi, you have a strange attitude:
>> - you ask for help for hardware issue
>> - that is nearly off topic here
>> - there not much people can help you with but giving advices
>> - most of these advices, you choose to ignore (fine with me)
>> if your hardware fails, replace it, bug your vendor
>> there is nothing more to say.
>> Tru
>> --
>> Tru Huynh (mirrors, CentOS-3 i386/x86_64 Package Maintenance)
>> http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xBEFA581B
>> _______________________________________________
> Tru,
> The hardware works, but the moment I start running server based
> application (i.e. XEN VPS's), then the load goes very high. I'm
> running CentOS Linux on it, and was thinking this would be a great
> place to get help, but I can see that I'm wrong, since the hardware
> that I chose to use (and can afford in my country) is clearly not the
> right choice of hardware to use.
> And although you're right in saying that a hardware problem is
> off-topic, I need a way to prove to the suppliers that it is in fact a
> problem with the hardware. Since everything works fine when you switch
> it on, yet when I start-up the XEN virtual machines, the load goed
> exsesively high. I have reinstalled the OS, but since I use yum to
> update to the latest version of everything, it could very well be a OS
> / kernel / software bug as well. I don't know, and I was hoping to get
> some insight on it from this list.
> My other choice is to go and purchase Windows & install it, to see
> what happens. Then, if the same problem persists I can say it's
> hardware, if not, then it's software related.
> Sorry for sounding so rude in my earlier posts, I just spend 3 days
> without sleep @ the datacentre trying to sort this out, and I need to
> tell my clients why the machine performs so poorly compared to the
> previous one which only has a Core 2 Dou CPU with 4GB RAM in it. See
> my problem?
> --
> Kind Regards
> Rudi Ahlers

Oh, and don't take this the wrong way, but the link to a microsoft
related program (in my opinion) is even more OT. Isn't there something
similar for Linux  that I can use? I'd prefer not to go the Windows
route, if that's ok with you.


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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