On 21 Jan 2004 09:20:20 -0500 Dan Pelleg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > [...] > > b)make world; make world; make world; make world; make world (my > > idea here is to run make world and make on XFree86 concurrently, > > thus stressing the system further - I'm not sure if this is a good > > idea or not, but I'm sure someone will correct me.) > > > Have make start up many compiles in parallel with the -j switch: for > example "make -j3". My rule of thumb for a most-effective make is 3 > times the number of processor. You will probably want a higher number > just so the strain on memory and disk is higher.
For his purpose of stress testing the memory: make -j64 buildkernel I use this on dual proc boxes, maybe -j32 is already more than enough for a single cpu. Won't work with less than 128MiByte RAM iirc, but so far I haven't seen something different that puts that much stress on your memory. Surviving this two or three times in a row you can label your RAM `non-faulty'. Joerg
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