August 11th, 2015
(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apache has long had a strange gap in its testing tools. There was “bench” and there was “flood”. bench is easy but only handles HEAD requests. flood can do everything but requires a complicated XML config.
wrk - a HTTP benchmarking tool wrk is a modern HTTP benchmarking tool capable of generating significant load when run on a single multi-core CPU. It combines a multithreaded design with scalable event notification systems such as epoll and kqueue. An optional LuaJIT script can perform HTTP request generation, response processing, and custom reporting. Details are available in SCRIPTING and several examples are located in scripts/ Basic Usage wrk -t12 -c400 -d30s http://127.0.0.1:8080/index.html This runs a benchmark for 30 seconds, using 12 threads, and keeping 400 HTTP connections open. Output: Running 30s test @ http://127.0.0.1:8080/index.html 12 threads and 400 connections Thread Stats Avg Stdev Max +/- Stdev Latency 635.91us 0.89ms 12.92ms 93.69% Req/Sec 56.20k 8.07k 62.00k 86.54% 22464657 requests in 30.00s, 17.76GB read Requests/sec: 748868.53 Transfer/sec: 606.33MBSource