On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Kwan Lowe <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM, Drew <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Recently a discussion around server
>>> specifications were floated with mention
>>> of routines to stress the configurations.
>>> Do these stress suites exist for server
>> IMHO, contains one of the best collection of linux based stress
>> testing & verification tools on a convenient CD. I use it to pound on
>> off-lease servers before we accept them from our Vendor.
> Interesting.. thanks..
> I was hoping that the testing would include validation testing. *I'm
> looking for a package that lets one easily create tests such as:
> * Is /var filesystem 1G or larger
> * Does user xxx exist?
> * Do packages x, y, z exist at the indicated versions?
> * Is IPTABLES enabled on bootup? *Is it running currently?
> I've been using Perl Test:Harness for some of these, and it works to a
> point, but creating new tests is somewhat laborious and requires
> familiarity with Perl. I.e., I can do it so that means I end up doing
> I wonder what the validation system is for CentOS? *Such a suite would
> be useful to me to convince others that CentOS works identically --
> bug for bug -- with RHEL.
Fewer bugs would be *nice*. I've certainly found bugs in CentOS and
RHEL, and reported them upstream. The feature request timeline is also
often markedly faster with CentOS, especially components like "mock"
and a supportable yum environment. (yum-rhen-plugin is an ongoing
problem for those who use it and attempt to do full updates at
kickstart installation time).
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