Varnish performance tests
Michael S. Fischer
michael at dynamine.net
Mon Dec 8 18:05:38 CET 2008
On Dec 8, 2008, at 9:03 AM, Per Buer wrote:
> Rebert Luc wrote:
>> In our studies we have a project which consists in testing the
>> performance of Varnish in order to make a comparative with and
>> the proxy cache.
>> Does anyone know which utilities to employ ? (knowing that the aim
>> is to
>> justify our tests)
> You could have a look at varnishreplay to "replay" earlier recorded
> varnishlogs. If you also want to synthesize traffic you could also
> out siege and curl-loader.
> If you have a high hitrate in your cache you'll most likely end up
> benchmarking the tools rather then varnish. I think I measured siege
> be ~3x slower then varnish.
I used httperf with great success. However, it's only single-
threaded, so you may want to put a wrapper around it to test request
concurrencies > 1.
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