[httperf] Newbee question

Martin Arlitt arlitt at hpl.hp.com
Thu Jun 9 09:14:55 PDT 2005


Mark

if you use the --wsesslog option (instead of --wlog) you can simulate
multiple simultaneous users.  with this option httperf will use one
connection per user, assuming persistent connections are not disabled.

Martin

On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, Mark Pors wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I have been playing with httperf and it looks very promising for my
> purpose, but I am not sure how to interpret some of the options.
>
> What I try to accomplish is the following:
>
> - generate a load of x 'users' simultaneous
> - where a 'user' is  simulation of a web browser, loading a single HTML
> page including all images, style sheets etc.
> - the 'user' has never more than 2 simultaneous connections with the server
>
> So I could make a file containing the URL of the web page + all URLs of
> the images etc., and call that file with --wlog=y,file.txt
> Using --max-connections 2  should ensure that each session doesn't use
> more than 2 simultaneous connections (am I correct?).
> Now is the question: how do I get 'x' simultaneous 'users'? The --rate
> option doesn't seem to have any influence...
>
> Any help is highly appreciated!
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Mark
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