UnixWare 7 Loadtest Suite (loadtests) (Archive)

UnixWare 7 Loadtest Suite

The loadtests package contains the UnixWare 7 Loadtest Suite that exercises a computer system under a heavy load. The suite is executed using loadtests(1Mcert), an interactive shell script.

Previous versions of this suite were called hcptest, which is still the name of the script on OpenServer 5 systems. This package is otherwise unchanged since HDK Release 7.0.0.

For current information about the entire UnixWare/OpenServer Hardware Development Kit (HDK) release, see the HDK Release Notes.

Note: Documentation references on this page link to the Product Documentation. They are also available on your local system when the baseMAN, HDKdoc, and HDKman packages are installed.

System requirements

This package has the following dependencies:

Base System

The following packages must be installed on your UnixWare 7 systems before running these tests:

Software Packaging Tools (included with the UDK)

Advanced Commands

This package cannot be installed on OpenServer systems. Similar tests are provided for OpenServer in the O5hcptest package.


To install the package from:

downloaded files

  1. Log in as root.
  2. Download the package to an installation directory; for example, /tmp.
  3. Use the http://uw714doc.sco.com/en/man/html.1M/pkgadd.1M.html>pkgadd(1M) command to install it by entering:
    pkgadd  -d  /tmp/loadtests

media distribution

  1. Log in as root.
  2. Insert the CD-ROM in the drive
  3. Use the pkgadd(1M) command to install it by entering:
    pkgadd  -d  cdrom1  loadtests


See the loadtests(1Mcert) and hcpdesktop(1Mcert) manual pages for detailed information about configuration and usage.

Known limitations

Note the following limitations for this release:

  • This loadtest suite does not put much load on very large servers.

For more information

See also Driver testing and debugging.