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stress is a tool that imposes CPU, memory, I/O, or disk stress on an operating system, so you can test if your applications work under high load, e.g. when almost out of memory.

How do I install Stress on CentOS?

Installing on Ubuntu is trivial: sudo aptitude install stress. But I haven't found any package for CentOS, and what seems to be the homepage that "everyone" refers to returns 404 Not Found: http://weather.ou.edu/~apw/projects/stress/

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Stress is available for CentOS 6 from the EPEL repository. You can find out more about the repository, including instructions for adding it to your yum configuration, at the project's homepage.

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Thanks! Yes indeed, dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/repoview/stress.html "You can accept an answer in 6 minutes" ServerFault says –  KajMagnus Nov 8 '13 at 10:25
    
I never knew there was a minimum wait time! One learns something every day - thank you! –  MadHatter Nov 8 '13 at 10:27

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