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From Deepak Shetty <>
Subject Re: confused again about users/threads
Date Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:40:55 GMT
Deja Vu :)
Each thread corresponds to a potential simultaneous request so 500 threads
should be 500 potential simultaneous requests to the server. A loop would be
a sequential request in the same thread so your test should have had 500
requests being made simultaneously and a total of 500*5*1 requests.

>I went to the web server side, and I only saw from 3 to 10 connections
Shouldnt have happened , but i believe youll need to check both your client
and your server i believe the earlier thread you had covered most of the
issues. if you dont see any errors in jmeter.log and your test results (say
by asserting the contents of index.html) then there must be something on
your server or network that is throttling the connections. One way is
instead of index.html use some server side processed file like index.php or
index.php and put a long pause (5+ seconds or so) so you can easily check
how many threads are active on Jmeter or on the server ...


On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:20 AM, William Ottley <>wrote:

> I think I have been doing my tests wrongly, and not starting off with low
> numbers.
> Now that I have decided to get back to basics,
> reasons: (is it OS, or jmeter: open files, WAIT, etc)
> I have a sampler that is setup as:
> Thread Group: 500 threads, 0 ramp-up, and 5 Loops
> HTTP Request Defaults (location and port)
> 1x HTTP Request HTTPClient: index.html
> I did this, thinking that I would get errors, but I didn't... strange,
> so I set it to 1000 threads, and then 2000 threads, then 3000 threads, and
> I
> was like ok... this makes no sense.
> I went to the web server side, and I only saw from 3 to 10 connections at a
> time!
> I went and verified logs: all requests are coming back "OK"
> So, now I have to read the results as this:
> there is a single user, requesting 500 "index.html" files, 1 AFTER ANOTHER,
> and NOT simultaneously...
> am I correct with this logic?
> If so, HOW does one go about then, simulating 500 users, requesting 500
> "index.html" files?
> does that mean I have to have 500 x "Thread Group"? and each of those
> Thread
> Group will have 500 threads?
> I suspect, I would, in normal situations have something like 5 or 10 of
> these Thread Groups, and have different servers run the tests at the same
> time...
> OR, I could have 500 different servers, all running a single Thread Group
> with 500 connections.. (unrealistic, but for logic sakes)
> does this make sense? or am I slowly going mad over this jmeter
> application?
> lol
> --
> Everything that has, did and will happen in your life, exists now, within
> you (William Ottley)
> Every universe is covered by seven layers — earth, water, fire, air, sky,
> the total energy and false ego — each ten times greater than the previous
> one. There are innumerable universes besides this one, and although they
> are
> unlimitedly large, they move about like atoms in You. Therefore You are
> called unlimited (Bhagavata Purana 6.16.37)

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