I found a tool on Freshmeat or SourceForge called "stress". It is a small stress test tool that can allocate memory in strides from multiple worker processes.
Commonly I use the perl trick below which I learned from Brendan Gregg. Its kind of hackish, but it works. SunVTS is too big and refuses to work in non-global zones. What I've wanted but not had the time to write myself, is a general purpose memory tool to be able to allocated various types of memory (malloc, mmap, shm, etc) and generally pretend to be a real application, allocating and de-allocating and leaking memory. So far I have not found such a tool, but it would be helpful in fully understanding and testing Solaris RCTL. benr. Maidak Alexander J wrote: > I've used this before: > > perl -e '$a = "A" x 100_000_000; sleep 3600' & > > I think each perl onliner will chew up ~200MB memory. Add or remove a zero > for more or less consumption. > > -Alex > > -----Original Message----- > From: zones-discuss-boun...@opensolaris.org > [mailto:zones-discuss-boun...@opensolaris.org] On Behalf Of Paul Davis > Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:44 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [zones-discuss] Testing memory and swap caps > > > Is there a tool available that can incrementally consume memory in a zone? > > Thanks, > Paul > > > > _______________________________________________ > zones-discuss mailing list > email@example.com > _______________________________________________ > zones-discuss mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com