[erlang-questions] tcp server benchmark

Magnus Klaar <>
Wed Apr 18 18:54:11 CEST 2012


If you want to go from zero to meaningful results quickly I can't recommend
basho bench enough. I had to benchmark cowboy recently to verify whether a
change actually had positive effects or not. Every ... single .. tool i
tried left me wondering if I should just pretend that an average of the
throughput and response times is good enough and move on. Don't fall into
that trap, it's really easy to write a test driver or two in erlang to test
the scenarios you're interested in.

Never tried Tsung, I guess it's alright as well once you get into it.

MVH Magnus

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:19 AM, eigenfunction <>wrote:

> There has been a lot of mails recently about benchmarking stuff. Now i
> am faced with the task of benchmarking a tcp server so i am curious.
> Is there any simple way out there to benchmark an erlang tcp server
> without having to hack some linux script? I was expecting it to be a
> simple task but after i started writing the client, i had to stop a
> think first about what exactly i want to measure. single client
> sending 1000 messages vs 1000 clients sending 1 messages vs multicore
> vs single core and it is getting more and more complicated as i think
> about it. How do you guys go about it?
> Thanks.
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