[Linux-aus] Re: Bootable CD-based Linux Hardware Tester

Matt Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Mon Nov 14 19:22:01 UTC 2005

On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 07:24:42AM +1100, Lindsay Holmwood wrote:
> Matthew Palmer wrote:
> >On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 08:03:38AM +1100, Avi Miller wrote:
> >
> >>>is there a program you have in mind?
> >>
> >>No, I'm ignorant about Linux-based hardware testing tools, with the
> >>exception of memtest86, where my entire knowledge consists of knowing it
> >>exists. :) I'm essentially looking for a testing suite that will hammer 
> >>the
> >>hardware over and over again looking for problems. Ideally, something that
> >>will testing CPU, Memory and Hard Drive, at least.
> >
> >
> >A few very simple shell scripts and/or C programs will do that for you.

Or, of course, "ask and ye shall receive".  The following article appeared
in my freshmeat RSS feed last night:

stresslinux 0.3.1rc3 (Default branch)

stresslinux is a minimal Linux distribution that runs from a bootable CDROM
or via PXE. It makes use of some utitlities such as stress, cpuburn,
hddtemp, lm_sensors, etc. It is dedicated to users who want to test their
system(s) entirely on high load and monitor the health of these systems.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL) 

- Matt

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