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icy, 2009-09-11 11:44


weighttp

About

weighttp (pronounced weighty) is a lightweight and small benchmarking tool for webservers.
It was designed to be very fast and easy to use and only supports a tiny fraction of the HTTP protocol in order to be lean and simple.
weighttp supports multithreading to make good use of modern CPUs with multiple cores as well as asynchronous i/o
for concurrent requests within a single thread.
For event handling, weighty relies on libev which fits the design perfectly, being lightweight and fast itself.
Thanks to that, weighty supports all modern high-performance event interfaces like epoll or kqueue, that the major OSs provide.

Deployment

Obtaining

Use git to fetch the latest source:

$ git clone git://git.lighttpd.net/weighttp

Bulding

Use waf (included, needs python) to build:

$ ./waf configure
$ ./waf build

See ./waf --help for available configure options and other commands available.

Alternatively, you can just use gcc directly too (but you will have to (un)install it manually:

$ gcc -g2 -O2 -lev -lpthread src/*.c -o weighttp

Installing

Depending on your configure arguments, you might need root to (un)install.

$ ./waf install

Removing

$ ./waf uninstall

Usage

weighttp uses similar commandline arguments as apache bench (ab):

weighttp <options> <url>
  -n num   number of requests (mandatory)
  -t num   threadcount (default: 1)
  -c num   concurrent clients (default: 1)
  -k       keep alive (default: no)
  -h       show help and exit
  -v       show version and exit

Updated by icy over 13 years ago · 1 revisions locked