Testing the systems highload with StressLinux v0.5.111
stresslinux is a minimal linux distribution running from a bootable cdrom, usb, vmware or via PXE (wip).
stresslinux makes use of some utitlities available on the net like: stress, cpuburn, hddtemp, lm_sensors ...
stresslinux is dedicated to users who want to test their system(s) entirely on high load and monitoring the health.
Stresslinux is for people (system builders, overclockers) who want to test their hardware under high load and monitor stability and thermal environment.
You should be familiar with linux console because stresslinux comes without a graphical user interface.
The base distribution is now openSUSE 11.2 with additional drivers for r8168 and r8101. The packages stress, bandwidth, x86info, smartmontools, busybox, sensors and stressapptest were updated to current versions. This release includes raid utilities for different hardware raid controllers, these include: tw_cli, arecacli, hpacucli, megacli, mpt-status and lsiutil. Wireless networks should also work better with this release. sl-wizard includes an entry for direct sensors-detect startup.
Very useful to test systems against Denial of Service attacks.