useless load

cat /dev/urandom | gzip -9 > /dev/null &
check your load with top... Start more of these jobs to get an multi-core cpu busy...
Sample Output
[1] 12345

2009-02-16 14:12:38

What Others Think

My preferred method is simply: while [ 1 ] ; do ; done
unixmonkey1092 · 675 weeks and 4 days 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.
goodevilgenius · 673 weeks and 3 days ago
And they said "There goes the last great American dynasty" guitar lessons nashville
tillyracker · 31 weeks and 3 days ago
seofox · 10 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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