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useless load

Terminal - useless load
cat /dev/urandom | gzip -9 > /dev/null &
2009-02-16 14:12:38
Functions: cat gzip
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useless load

check your load with top... Start more of these jobs to get an multi-core cpu busy...

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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

My preferred method is simply:

while [ 1 ] ; do ; done
Comment by unixmonkey1092 407 weeks ago

I don't have my Linux box on me now, but I see that unixmonkey1092's doesn't work on Darwin, so I bet it doesn't work on Linux either. I would do, instead:

while true; do true; done

Although, I definitely like jacquesloonen's better. Way bigger load.

Comment by goodevilgenius 404 weeks and 6 days ago

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