mebepi
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Stress testing a RPi

Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:46 pm

Hi,

I own 2 RPi (v1 model), I am using one of them as server 24H/24 since many months running Raspbian, it was all running fine. There is no auto-reboot schedule on it, no overclocking, just standard Raspbian + my own server stuff.
But since 1 month I start getting trouble, it suddenly stop responding and I have no access to it via SSH (it is not connected to any screen nor keyboard so SSH is the only way for me to access it).
Power off / power on and it start back to work for several days without any problem then start again to fail power off / power on...

Yesterday it crash again, I try the power off / power on trick but it doesn't restart. Only power led light on and nothing more.
So I remove the SD card insert it into the other RPi and start it (same SD card, same power supply, same ethernet cable, same power usb hub connected) and the spare one start without any problem.

Today I create a brand new SD card for the failing one, I have some trouble with network and then it fall into work. I leave it running to have the CPU "hot".

So my questions are:
- Do you know if it exist some kind of stress test tool that I can run on Raspbian to stress my RPi to check if the problem that I have can came from a RPi which is running "too hot"?

- Does anybody already experience this kind of trouble with RPi running 24H/24?

Here the revision that I have:

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Hardware        : BCM2708
Revision        : 0002
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Re: Stress testing a RPi

Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:51 pm

what are your power measurement from tp1 tp2
having a screen attached and the no blank option may give you clues when it dies.
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Re: Stress testing a RPi

Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:41 pm

It is also possible to connect a serial port (adafruit has one that is simple to connect) and logon to the Pi that way.
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Re: Stress testing a RPi

Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:32 pm

@RaTTuS

Thanks for your answer, but if I could connect a screen I would already connect one. ;)
My PSU is working fine, I am always stating on the forum to use good PSU to other members. :lol:

@tedhale

Thanks for the TTL-USB cable suggestion, I already have such cable at home.
I will do some test with it.

But anyway I am still interested in a kind of stress testing or a kind of diagnostic test program for the RPi.

Sandgrounder
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Re: Stress testing a RPi

Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:51 pm

Have you updated the software to the latest build using
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
?

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Re: Stress testing a RPi

Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:09 pm

What better way to stress test a Raspberry Pi than calculating 128 millions of Pi digits? http://systester.sourceforge.net/

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Re: Stress testing a RPi

Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:23 am

While you're stress testing it or simply running it, the following might be interesting:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 63&t=22501

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Re: Stress testing a RPi

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