by tsykoduk

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A Heroku based distributed load testing tool.

Configuration variables should be set as follows:

  • BUILDPACK_URL: Specify the Heroku Ruby buildpack ("https://github.com/heroku/heroku-buildpack-ruby")
  • TARGETS: A comma delimited list of targets to hit (ex. "http://my_cool_site.com/first_action,http://my_cool_site.com/second_action")
  • WORKERS: The number of workers processes (default: 12)
  • LENGTH The number of times each worker will hit each endpoint; use 0 to run continuously (default: 10000)

Each dyno should spin up $WORKERS assaults on the endpoints provided. From my testing on 1x dyno, each worker will generate about 500 RPM, and 12 should safely fit on a 1x dyno. I have not tested on 2x or Px dynos, so YMMV.


heroku config:set \
  BUILDPACK_URL="https://github.com/heroku/heroku-buildpack-ruby" \
  TARGETS="http://my_cool_site.com/first_action,http://my_cool_site.com/second_action,http://my_cool_site.com/third_action" \
  WORKERS=12 \

heroku scale program=5

This will assault the three action endpoints with 60 concurrent workers. Each worker will access the URLs given 10000 times, and then quietly die. You'll need to scale down and up or restart the dynos to rerun the test.

Testing with Variance

Use demoloader.rb if you want to do long term testing with variable delays between tests and slow ramp ups and downs.

Easy Button


And - check out Stormbringer - a Golang port.