[drupal-devel] Up for some serious benchmarking?
dries at buytaert.net
Thu Feb 3 08:28:48 UTC 2005
Dries Buytaert wrote:
> <redLED_> so uh, if there are any takers, i can offer a playground to
> test on
> <Bart> but first you need a way to benchmark it, i'd like something
> better than ab
> <Dries_> redLED_, how long would that playground be available?
> <redLED_> lets say uh
> <redLED_> 7 - 13 of February?
> <redLED_> Dries_, 2.4Ghz Intel Pentium IV, 1GB RAM, 40GB IDE HD, 100Mbps
> Ethernet x 2
> <redLED_> Dries_, I can run load generator from Dual Intel Xeon 2.4Ghz
> w/4GB RAM and 1GigE Interface to simulate more than aquedate load.
> <Dries_> redLED_, so how would that work? We get shell access to the
> machine, and poke you to start/stop the load generator?
> <redLED_> Dries_, you get shell access to the web machines (they're
> heading for a reinstall afterwards)
> <redLED_> and for load generator, you'll need to provide me a tarball i
> can extract and run, a shell is possible but i'll need to know the
> person interested in running it
> <redLED_> that machine is in production for other puproses which are a
> lot more evil
> <Dries_> redLED_, a tarball with?
> <redLED_> the desired benchmarking utility and preconfigured scenarios
> <redLED_> lets do this otherwise
> <redLED_> 2 x root on linux boxes + 1 x shell on faster box suitable for
> load generation
> <redLED_> i forget about it for a week
> <redLED_> and come reclaim it later
If anyone wants to help benchmark Drupal, or wants to take a lead in
this experiment, raise you hand. If not, I might give it a go myself as
it is quite interesting to play with. The fact such heavy machinery is
made available is a unique chance.
Personally, I am primarily interested in:
1. Comparing Drupal 4.6 to Drupal 4.5
2. Comparing Drupal 4.6 to Drupal 4.6 + revisions patch
3. Comparing Drupal 4.6 to Drupal 4.6 + node-level access
I suggest that we find (or make) ourselves a decent Drupal 4.5.2
database, and that we compare it to the upgraded version of the exact
(If you have an interesting Drupal 4.5.2 database to share, let us know.
I don't have such old copies of the drupal.org database.)
We'll want to find a good benchmark tool and create one or more
real-life test-scenarios that we can use to beat the crap out of Drupal.
Dries Buytaert :: http://www.buytaert.net/
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