On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Vincent Y H Man wrote:
> I've been using 'top' to monitor CPU usage on my FreeBSD box that is
> running polygraph 2.2.9.
> When i run a polyclt/srv with about 250 ip's each, it seems to use an
> immense amount of CPU seems to be occupied with interupt usage. This
> seems to cause the computer to grind to a halt.
> Im running all this on a 233 MMX box with 64MB RAM.
> Am I loading this test box too much?
Well, if your computer grinds to a halt, you probably are. :) However,
for some suggestions on how to find performance peaks. A boiling frog
workload may be useful as well.
I assume you have patched FreeBSD according to
or, at least,
> Does polygraph have anything to do with the interupt usage?
Indirectly, I guess. Your workload creates lots of network traffic
which, in turn, may cause a lot of interrupts for NIC <-> NIC driver
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