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Re: 64 bit Dual-Core Moron

On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 09:54:14AM -0700, Account for Debian group mail wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Aug 2008, Jeff Soules wrote:
> > >> What do you mean by "up to par"?
> > > http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/up+to+par
> >
> > I would venture to guess that we understand the expression, but just
> > don't know what you're talking about.
> >
> > What specifically about the chip did you want to test?  That it's
> > operating at the advertised clock speed, that it's computing
> > successfully, that it is in fact 64-bit...?
> I'd like to put the computer as a whole under a stress test, performance
> test. I can look at the /etc/dmesg and see that the CPS's are up and
> running and what the BogoMIPS are (5630.82 on this machine) but this tells
> me nothing about how it is going to be when its put into service under
> heavy load.
> So I'm hoping that there is a Debian program that I can grab, and put this
> server into all kinds of test. To make sure both processors are doing what
> they should be doing and are they doing it at the same time. To check out
> disk reads and writes and what type of speed and transfer rates we have
> ... to check it out.

there may be something specific for testing this stuff, but at a basic
level, you can just run top (or one of its variants) while running
some big jobs just to see how the cpus get used. If you hit '1' while
looking at top, it will split some of the cpu info out into two
lines. Maybe you could just run multiple kernel compiles
simultaneously, including one or two that are reading/writing to a
network share and see what happens that way? 

I"m sure someone will come along with a proper tool for this, but
that's my .02


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