[httperf] Re: Connection rate is very low

Tim Terrill TTerrill at synacor.com
Tue Oct 23 10:15:17 PDT 2012

Sounds like one great enhancement (and should be simple I'd think -- pass
in a parameter and use it in bind()?)Š

Is anyone actively maintaining httperf?

Since httperf is designed to eat up an entire core, I guess we'd want to
bring up N httperf instances (one per IP), where N == # cores on serverŠ


On 10/23/12 12:50 PM, "Rick Jones" <rick.jones2 at hp.com> wrote:

>On 10/23/2012 08:23 AM, Tim Terrill wrote:
>> Bottom line is: you must keep the number of used ports under the Max
>> (around 65k) in any given TIME_WAIT period of time.
>Per IPpair and well-known port triple.
>When enhancing the SPECweb96 (yes, the issue of TIME_WAIT reuse goes
>back a very long time...) code to make explicit bind() calls to use the
>range of 5000 to 65535 became insufficient, we further enhanced it to
>start using multiple client IP addresses.  That is, it started calling
>bind() not just with INADDR_ANY and a port number but a specific IP
>address and a port number (cycling through the range), and it started
>using more than one IP address.
>Just prior to that, we simply used multiple load generators/clients and
>got additional IP addresses involved that way.  But it led to very
>under-utilized load generators and a higher cost of benchmarking.  Thus,
>using multiple IP addresses on the load generators.
>happy benchmarking,
>rick jones

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