On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, Murlin Wenzel wrote:
> I followed some old messages that talked about using AKA on linux.
> Have there been any updates to that issue? I get the same "invalid
> argument" error that was talked about.
IIRC, there was partial progress with this bug. A Linux user discovered
what exactly was preventing aka from working on Linux. However, we did
not find a substitute to fix the problem because we do not use Linux
ourselves and remote debugging did not work out.
Please note that you do not really need aka to set up aliases. A simple
shell/Perl script that calls "ifconfig" would do. Aka is nice, but is
not required. Actually, you can use "forsome" script that comes with
Polygraph! For example,
./forsome 10.0.1.1-250 - ifconfig fxp0 alias \$host
> Different question: Do you have an example command line set or
> workload that just generates a load of traffic. I'm not really
> interested in performance numbers, I just want to beat on our cache
A simple "load generation" workload can be found in the "simple.pg" PGL
file (also see User Manul on the Web). However, to beat really hard on a
box, you probably want to use constant request rate workloads such as
PolyMix-2. You may adjust them to suite your particular needs, of
For example, a "boiling frog" modification of PolyMix-2 is often useful.
Change PolyMix-2 phases so that there is a long phase with slowly
increasing request rate from a "comfortable" level to a "for sure too
much" level. Then watch how your box performs when the situation is
getting gradually worse.
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