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Help Stress Test The New Slashdot

CmdrTaco posted more than 13 years ago | from the bring-it-on dept.

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Here's you chance to generate wasteful http traffic without even having to run unpatched IIS! We're ready to test Banjo, our new fancy setup w/ new code and new hardware. We plan to keep testing until we think the system is ready. You are also welcome to submit Bug Reports, although it would be helpful if you skimmed the list of bugs before submitting new ones so we don't have 300 of you tell us that your user info page has other people's comments listed on it again. The new hardware is mostly in place, but the code hasn't been fully optimized yet, so run your wgets... write your bots... whatever makes you happy, but please don't be malicious: just try to load and submit web pages. And don't be surprised, its gonna go up and down like a yo yo as we fix things.

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SUPERSPANDEXSPACEGHOST! (1)

phubar (456077) | more than 13 years ago | (#2109914)

I can't say I really give a rat's ass about the format of /., but SpaceGhost ROCKS! ROCK ON, SPACEGHOST!

5p4c39#057 15 13373r t#4n t4c0'5 m07#3r!

*has an aneurism*

Bug Report (1, Redundant)

zpengo (99887) | more than 13 years ago | (#2110132)

Bug Report: There are no stories or comments. Don't know how that made it through the rigorous testing process...

Stress report results: (2)

MSBob (307239) | more than 13 years ago | (#2111441)

Failed.

A better name would be 'bubba' (2)

wiredog (43288) | more than 13 years ago | (#2111515)

Too bad it's taken [kuro5hin.org] . Sigh. I'm gonna miss bubba when he's gone.

Yes.. but can you log it? (1)

linuxrunner (225041) | more than 13 years ago | (#2119685)

I got the site.. but I can not log in to my nicely stripped down version of slashdot...
Oh the humanity.

Linuxrunner

Banjo-NT (1)

xerx (63759) | more than 13 years ago | (#2119687)

This must be the Hindenburg effect.

The mighty airship down in flames.

OK so Its Slashdotted STOP repeating it!! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2121846)

For god sake, how many people have to point out that its been Slashdotted! Does everyone have the memory span of a goldfish and forget the comment they read 7 seconds ago?!?!

Uh-huh (2)

Daath (225404) | more than 13 years ago | (#2122350)

I'm all for linux/apache etc, but honestly:

Here's you chance to generate wasteful http traffic without even having to run unpatched IIS!

That's Score: -1, Troll in my book :p
Oh well, let's have a look if the new /. can make coffee and weld under water =D

slashdotted? (1, Redundant)

warpath (19103) | more than 13 years ago | (#2122351)

I can't get it to load.

Is http://banjo.slashdot.org/ slashdotted already?

doesn't look different (1)

fault0 (514452) | more than 13 years ago | (#2122710)

at first glance, I don't notice much different in banjo

what exactly is new in the new slashcode (from the one the current slashdot uses)?

Re:doesn't look different (2, Informative)

sulli (195030) | more than 13 years ago | (#2137486)

Post a goatse.cx link, you'll see what happens. Also try doing something requiring a Slow Down Cowboy! - e.g. post twice in 1 minute.

Re:doesn't look different (3, Informative)

ichimunki (194887) | more than 13 years ago | (#2158288)

www.slashcode.com - read all about it, download the source, find exploits (?!), chitchat with others who tinker with this code, fork your very own slashfork...

I don't think look & feel is supposed to be very different, this is about the code behind the scenes.

Change list (3, Insightful)

ergo98 (9391) | more than 13 years ago | (#2123893)

Is there a list of advantages/improvements of the new version?

Re:Change list (3, Informative)

keesh (202812) | more than 13 years ago | (#2140111)

Here [sourceforge.net] on sourceforge. Scroll down for changelog.

Less than ten posts, and Banjo already /.'ed. (1)

EvilMagnus (32878) | more than 13 years ago | (#2123894)

Back to the drawing board, folks. Nothing here to see. Literally. ;-)

Banjo slashdotted? (0, Redundant)

indecision (21439) | more than 13 years ago | (#2126874)

Is it just me? Or is "Banjo" (?!) slashdotted?

Chortle chortle snigger snigger

Re:Banjo slashdotted? (1)

indecision (21439) | more than 13 years ago | (#2147247)

OK so now I've read all the other "Slashdot Slashdotted!" posts and realised that mine is going to attract a -1 Redundant faster than you can say "ping". In fact I would do it myself if I could both post and moderate :)

The thing is... how is that possible? Surely this "new hardware" Taco mentioned isnt older and crappier than the "old hardware" Im posting to now. Maybe it's running IIS? :)

Or maybe its that normally slashdot doesnt have to cope with the hordes of geeks actually clicking around the site... most people might find an interesting article and then go bash on the linked servers instead.

Just my p+p.

Um... (2, Redundant)

graveyhead (210996) | more than 13 years ago | (#2126875)

Didn't we do this two weeks ago [slashdot.org] ? (Score:-1, Redundant)

Re:Um... (1)

Hal_9000@!!!@ (152225) | more than 13 years ago | (#2144066)

Um.. no we didn't. If you were to closely examine the old article (i.e. "read it") you would see We have many optimizations still to add, and only have a fraction of our "real" hardware on Banjo so don't worry about speed, instead look for things that don't work right (or at all!)

I think that makes it pretty clear that they didn't want stress-testing then.

You are right though, you should be -1, Redundant, so shut up and go back into your troll cave.

Re:Um... (2, Troll)

graveyhead (210996) | more than 13 years ago | (#2143364)

You are right though, you should be -1, Redundant, so shut up and go back into your troll cave.
Um no. I think all the same lame jokes about the silly name and the even dumber ones about slashdot being slashdotted are redundant. And you are not helping.

Re:Um... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2157935)

it couldn't handle the load then, they're trying again

Re:Um... (1)

cdrudge (68377) | more than 13 years ago | (#2157947)

I think that the announcement two weeks ago was just for the code. It hadn't been installed on the actual hardware yet, just the test hardware. This probably has more hardware so that it doesn't get slashdotted in the first 30 seconds like the last one did.

I've tried,... but its slashdotted! (1)

aralin (107264) | more than 13 years ago | (#2127008)

Thats really cool. This is the first time I see the slashdot falling prey of its own weapons. Shortly after you posted the article, poor banjo was slashdotted into oblivion. *cheer slashdotters* We won again!

Looks like we already slashdotted Banjo. (2)

neo (4625) | more than 13 years ago | (#2129038)

Sigh... another nice site down the tubes.

Re:Looks like we already slashdotted Banjo. (2)

garcia (6573) | more than 13 years ago | (#2140411)

Banjo on Star Trek the Country Music Generation...

He's Dead Jimbo.

Slashdot slashdotted? (1, Redundant)

sixteenvolt (202302) | more than 13 years ago | (#2129039)

Only posted minutes ago, and Slashdot has already become the victim of itself? Or is it not loading for other reasons?

Stress Test Slashdot? (5, Funny)

BigBlockMopar (191202) | more than 13 years ago | (#2129727)


Banjo

The name "banjo" stresses me too much already.

I expect Kermit to start singing any second.

It's not easy being green... (0, Troll)

Uruk (4907) | more than 13 years ago | (#2131323)

ARTIST: Muppets
TITLE: It's Not Easy Being Green

It's not that easy being green
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that

It's not easy being green
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky

But green's the color of Spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like an ocean, or important
Like a mountain, or tall like a tree

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
And I think it's what I want to be

I'd love to know just how many hits (1)

orionpi (318587) | more than 13 years ago | (#2147246)

Well they asked for it, I'd love to know the hits per/ms. I lanched 10 wgets at once and it was sluggish was getting 404 errors.

Re:Stress Test Slashdot? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2158212)

They better not name their next server "Kazooie".

slashdot slashdot'd (0, Redundant)

Garc (133564) | more than 13 years ago | (#2131819)

Leave it to slashdot to /. itself :)

I can't get to the site :(

garc

Boom! (3, Funny)

aiken_d (127097) | more than 13 years ago | (#2131820)

Well, I guess the test results are in. -b

Web servers off: DB server acting up (3, Interesting)

Kurt Gray (935) | more than 13 years ago | (#2144385)

We turned off the banjo web servers for a few minutes to see why the DB server is spitting out bizarre errors.

Re:Web servers off: DB server acting up (1)

Kurt Gray (935) | more than 13 years ago | (#2132753)

It's going to bounce up and down while Slash coders debug the DB.

bizarre errors (2)

wiredog (43288) | more than 13 years ago | (#2132759)

Maybe the db is getting too many connection attempts?

well, we saw before... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2131821)

The first time you posted this test, it got slashdotted... now banjo is goin real slow.. poor ol banjo.

Hardware etc?? (1, Redundant)

_Gnubie_ (14485) | more than 13 years ago | (#2131822)

Come on guys! Give us a bit more info than that. Whats the hardware setup? We want to hear all about the lovely geeky hardware setup and drool uncontollably. Anyone got any ideas?

Re:Hardware etc?? (1)

keesh (202812) | more than 13 years ago | (#2139878)

From the looks of it, the new harware is either a Mac G4 or a couple of old 386s they picked up for a buck...

Fir..... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2131823)

I just can't do it.

Looks like banjo (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2131842)

broke a string or two.

Banjo IP changed (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2132262)

Hey, I put Banjo back up here [goatse.cx]

Sorry for delay, but I have been preoccupied
lately with Jon Katz's ongoing alcoholism.

- CmdrTaco

fir5t p0s+ (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2132517)

really...

As the first one to try it.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2132518)

it works! Now you can /. away :)

Wow (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2132519)

Maybe this new Slashdot will be free of all the worthless Linux zealot dregs and Jews. If you can't accomplish all that, at least try to get rid of the Jews.

Re:Wow (-1)

Ralph JewHater Nader (450769) | more than 13 years ago | (#2131200)

Amen to that. I can sense the zionist influence on Slashdot.... I might as well can it jewdot. The new slashdot should be jew and negro free.

Re:Wow (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2131384)

Good Luck. Banjo was written by worthless linux zealots and jews and will propogate their zealotry and jewishness further than ever before.

Re:Wow (-1)

mackga (990) | more than 13 years ago | (#2139507)

you fucking worthless piece of dessicated dog shit. go suck on a diseased homophobic puss-dripping cock and anal-fuck youself with three feet of rusty razor wire.


did i mention that you all SUCK and should eat shit and die at your earliest convenience?

Full Circle... (1)

Psarchasm (6377) | more than 13 years ago | (#2132756)

Well I guess we've come full circle. Slashdot has just slashdotted Slashdot.

So does this mean... (2)

evanbd (210358) | more than 13 years ago | (#2132758)

that we can crapflood slashdot, just like we did for K5 [kuro5hin.org] ?

i hacked it! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2132760)

i hacked into that bitch and now im gonna fuck it all up. sorry zeal0ts. im deleting slashdot.

TRoLL.

Banjo fall down, go boom! (0)

wiredog (43288) | more than 13 years ago | (#2132889)

Ouch

Dead Nietzsche stress test ! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2132933)

Trolling for Jesus !

Nietzsche remains dead with all slashdot updates !

Hey... (5, Funny)

BAKup (40339) | more than 13 years ago | (#2132934)

Put up two different servers, that way you can have the dueling banjos :)

Re:Hey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2114852)

Put up two different servers, that way you can have the dueling banjos :)

Somebody already thought that clever comment up in the last stress test discussion. Please find some more inventive humor. Thanks.

I'm doing my part (1)

pj7 (469369) | more than 13 years ago | (#2134641)

while /bin/true; do wget http://banjo.slashdot.org/index.shtml; done
Got that running on 14 computers here at work, Code Red eat your heart out :P

Re:I'm doing my part (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2131199)

Well can you stop again now please, so the rest of us can have a look?

/.ed (0, Redundant)

Pedrito (94783) | more than 13 years ago | (#2135636)

Looks like Banjo got Slashdot'ed. Does that qualify as a bug?

slashdot slashdotted! (1, Redundant)

S. Allen (5756) | more than 13 years ago | (#2137485)

already! anyone got mirrors?

Uh-oh (1, Redundant)

zpengo (99887) | more than 13 years ago | (#2139145)

You know it's bad when Slashdot can't handle the Slashdot effect.

slashdotted (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2139146)

I can't get in. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.

Slashdotted (0, Redundant)

Grim Grepper (452375) | more than 13 years ago | (#2139249)

Well, it looks like we've already slashdotted Banjo. Didn't take very long. Maybe you shouldn't switch yet.

Slashdotted (0, Redundant)

WallyHartshorn (64268) | more than 13 years ago | (#2139252)

Does this mean Banjo has been slashdotted?

Re:Slashdotted (1)

WallyHartshorn (64268) | more than 13 years ago | (#2139586)

Good grief! When I read the news item, there were ZERO posts! I posted my "it's slashdotted" post and now see that about a dozen people have already said the same thing. Talk about Internet time!

Sure (-1, Offtopic)

SpanishInquisition (127269) | more than 13 years ago | (#2140008)

Hom many first posts do you want?

Re:Sure (-1)

mackga (990) | more than 13 years ago | (#2133212)

you all SUCK!


eat shit and die!

Re:Sure (1)

jedwards (135260) | more than 13 years ago | (#2139250)

How many first posts do you want?

By definition : one.

So... (2, Redundant)

Catch22RG (71033) | more than 13 years ago | (#2140112)

...would this be an example of the "Metaslashdot Effect"?

Re:So... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2140470)

No.

Oops (1)

l33t3$t_hax0r (457694) | more than 13 years ago | (#2140890)

Appears to be Slashdotted already... Maybe you guys should try asking the site maintainers for permission before posting direct links in your news posts! For god's sake, think if the children!

Help Test The New Slashdot (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2140891)

Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday August 16, @12:13PM
from the bring-it-on dept.
Here's you chance to generate wasteful http traffic without even having to run unpatched IIS! We're ready to test Banjo, our new fancy setup w/ new code and new hardware. We plan to keep testing until we think the system is ready. You are also welcome to submit Bug Reports, although it would be helpful if you skimmed the list of bugs before submitting new ones so we don't have 300 of you tell us that your user info page has other people's comments listed on it again. The new hardware is mostly in place, but the code hasn't been fully optimized yet, so run your wgets... write your bots... whatever makes you happy, but please don't be malicious: just try to load and submit web pages.

MOD PARENT UP, +5 INFORMATIVE (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2126873)

CHECK IT OUT MODS, THIS GUY JUST SUMMARIZED THE WHOLE THING IN ONE EASY TO READ POST, MOD HIM UP YOU FILTHY NEGRO JEWISH WHORES [slashdot.org]

Redundant (-1)

Ralph JewHater Nader (450769) | more than 13 years ago | (#2142258)

Jew and whore are one and the same, you don't need to say both. A better word would have been "vampire" or "thief".

Hrmm, I wonder... (5, Funny)

thesolo (131008) | more than 13 years ago | (#2142259)

Has banjo been slashdotted already? Because I HONESTLY CAN'T TELL FROM THE COMMENTS!

One more post about Banjo being slashdotted, and I'm going to scream.

Re:Hrmm, I wonder... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2127495)

Has banjo been slashdotted already?

Yes, it appears that Banjo has been slashdotted. I just tried to load the page, and it times out. I even tried to telnet to Banjo's port 80 (which is, BTW, the HTTP port), and I get no response. Normally, telnet will say "Connected", and then you can type "GET /" which will fetch the default page. But right now, telnet just says "Trying 64.28.67.73..." which means that Banjo is not completing the TCP handshake. That typically means that the machine is down, or that the machine is so busy, it can't handle any more connections on that port. Sometimes you'll even get a "connection refused" message. But right now, it just sits there.

Re:Hrmm, I wonder... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2131322)

Uh-oh (#74) [slashdot.org]

banjo took down my IE 5.5 (1)

BrentRJones (68067) | more than 13 years ago | (#2143363)

There was a very long pause then banjo took down my IE 5.5

And asked me if I wanted to send a bug report to MS, so I did. Probably Banjo would like the same report?

Now I guess I'll try with Oprah (I mean Opera) and then Neckscrape (I mean Netscape 6.1).

Re:banjo took down my IE 5.5 (1)

BrentRJones (68067) | more than 13 years ago | (#2131321)

refused connection to Netscape and Opera

so banjo got slashdotted?

banjo (1)

pezpunk (205653) | more than 13 years ago | (#2144466)

i think it might be slashdotted already!

Please troll and slashdot this site for me! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2144467)

Horribly OT, I know, but I want to harness the slashdot effect, and the proliferation of ingenious trolls here for revenge. See, there's this company called CI Hosting, and they are by far the WORST most INCOMPETENT web host on the planet. They make the IRS epitomize good customer service. Worse, they took a good sum of my money (hundreds of dollars) and are COMPLETELY UNRESPONSIVE! I've tried the BBB, etc, but this will tkae time, and I want them to suffer the consequences NOW!

So, EVERYONE, please go to ticketmonster.hostingsupport.com [hostingsupport.com] and REGISTER for a free login/password. You DON'T need to be a customer.

If the /. effect doesn't kill them outright, then logging in lets you submit trouble tickets. So, spam them with brilliant trolls about Jews, goat sex, niggers, WHATEVER! Make their tech support team a living hell so they won't be able to answer any tickets at all -- it's no big loss, 'cause that's how they ALREADY are!

Finally, please write a nice email to noalegal@noa.nintendo.com [mailto] explaining how CI Hosting is using Pokemon graphics and characters illegally and in infringement of Nintendo's copyright. Once you see the Ticketmonster site, you'll see what I mean. Hopefully Nintendo will slap them with a big lawsuit.

Anyways, please join in and teach them a LESSON for SCREWING ME LIKE THIS!

Now that's performance..... (1, Redundant)

Lxy (80823) | more than 13 years ago | (#2145250)

Too bad it's /.'ed already.

Banjoooo!!!!! (5, Funny)

carlhirsch (87880) | more than 13 years ago | (#2145322)

"Why do we always hurt the ones we love?
Why, Banjo, WHY?!"

-carl

Re:Banjoooo!!!!! (0)

TrollMan 5000 (454685) | more than 13 years ago | (#2144386)

Being that I'm from Florida, I'm perfect for the job of testing Banjo!

Help stress test the new Slashdot (3, Funny)

pdiaz (262591) | more than 13 years ago | (#2145323)

famous last words....

Re:Help stress test the new Slashdot (1)

jayhawk88 (160512) | more than 13 years ago | (#2132754)

It's Deja Vu all over again!

Check out this damn lunatic (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2146422)

Good one Ballmer! Microsoft rocks! Go Ballmer Go! [fuckedcompany.com]

one (1)

Danger Fan (249940) | more than 13 years ago | (#2147245)

one

Other people's comments - (1)

geojaz (11691) | more than 13 years ago | (#2152701)

This is one confusing feature! I was looking at the comments I had posted and I was like damn, don't remember posting these... Most have been when I was drunk. But apparently when I'm drunk I have no consistency... first I'm whoring, then I'm trolling, and then I'm just totally offtopic!

Can you imagine... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2154698)

... a freaky foursome with Ann Coulter [humanevents.org] , Carly Fiorina [hp.com] , and Kim Polese [marimba.com] ?

Thank you.

--Patrick Bateman, Esq.

well for one...... (0)

loconet (415875) | more than 13 years ago | (#2155428)

well .. its taking a year and a day to load Banjo ..can it be that /. has /.'ed itself!?!? OH THE POSIBILITIES!.

Banjo (5, Funny)

Chacham (981) | more than 13 years ago | (#2155455)

Oh, New Slashdot,
Don't you fail on me,
I've given you new hardware,
To keep Banjo from its knees.

New Hardware? (5, Funny)

j7953 (457666) | more than 13 years ago | (#2155750)

The new hardware is mostly in place

Yes, but did you connect it?

My last fifteen minutes (5, Funny)

cnkeller (181482) | more than 13 years ago | (#2155751)

just try to load and submit pages

10:19am PST -- trying to load a page
10:20am PST -- give up; read The Register
10:22am PST -- trying to load
10:24am PST -- give up, try to find a security hold in Windows
10:24am PST -- done; try and reload Banjo
10:27am PST -- give up
10:34am PST -- submit comment to the good 'ole Slasdhot

I want my 15 minutes back.

Not a flamebait but.. (1)

pdiaz (262591) | more than 13 years ago | (#2155756)

Hasn't the slashdot crew, the ones who wrote all the marvellous slashcode yadah yadah yadah.... skills to write their own test & stress scripts??. Think of all the bandwith wasted when you could do the same (and even more intensive) tests in the local network?.

I mean: Asking for collaboration for finding bugs is fine, but asking to stress a server from outside the intranet when you can simulate the same thing without crapping your internet pipe doesn't make much sense to me

Re:Not a flamebait but.. (3, Informative)

michael (4716) | more than 13 years ago | (#2133353)

It would have to be done from outside the internal network anyway since one of the things we want to test is the load-balancing switch, which is more than a little tempermental.

And sure, the "right" way is to fire up ab and go to town, and we've done that to some extent already. But nothing simulates the load on slashdot like the load on slashdot. :)

And we're still in bug-finding mode, for that matter. Submit them if you find them.

Re:Not a flamebait but.. (1)

pdiaz (262591) | more than 13 years ago | (#2139587)

Well, that makes sense. Thanks.

As someone posted earlier, it would be nice if you guys give a little more detail about the new hardware

Copyright violation right off the bat? Go /.! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2157946)

So, Taco, since Slashdot is a for-profit, commercial entity (unless those ads up there deceive me) that ostensibly makes money off the content it posts, did you pay for the right to use Space Ghost's head in the logo for Banjo? Or are you infringing on the owners' copyright? I'm sure the owners would be very interested to find out how their IP is being used...

Uh oh (2)

yellowstone (62484) | more than 13 years ago | (#2158289)

Banjo kablooie!

Slashdot Effect. (1)

Hyperbolix (214002) | more than 13 years ago | (#2159215)

It looks to me like the new slashdot has been slashdotted. extremely slow response time.
- Hyperbolix
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