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From Ben Noordhuis <>
Subject Re: Performance Evaluation of a Module
Date Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:12:01 GMT
On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 14:01, Oğuzhan TOPGÜL <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have developed an apache module and i want to evaluate the performance of
> my module.
> I want to see how my module increases the load. I want to measure the
> effect of my module on processor and memory.
> I decided to set an evaluation environment using snmp and cacti.
> I'm sending thousands of request from a laptop to the server which my
> module is installed by using apache benchmark (ab). And i'm measuring load
> average, memory usage data from cacti in two different cases (my module is
> active and passive)
> Do you think this is a good evaluation environment or do you have any
> ideas, suggestions???
> sincerely
> Oguzhan

That's a pretty sensible approach. Measuring CPU usage is usually
better done with a profiler unless a coarse-grained indicator like the
load average is good enough.

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