Generate wsesslog Workloads for httperf

Posted by on Feb 5, 2009 in Blog | Tags: | 2 Comments

Over the last couple of days I’ve been bringing up an isolated test environment for a customer’s new site. (As an aside, one of the great things about moving to an Intel Mac is that I can run nearly any OS I want under VMware Fusion at near native speeds. You can’t beat testing in an identical environment, and I can throw pretty respectable virtual hardware at it, too: up to a 4-core with gigs of memory. If only Apple would let me virtualize OS X client.)

I’m using httperf to simulate client load on the test server and quickly decided that --wsesslog looked like the best choice for simulating an actual browser’s effect on the server.

A problem: how to generate those session workloads? I certainly don’t want to do this by hand for even one page. I want to generate a hit on every file referenced by the target page, but ignore anything hosted elsewhere.

A solution:

#!/usr/bin/env ruby
 
require 'rubygems'
require 'hpricot'
require 'open-uri'
 
if ARGV.length < 1
  $stderr.puts "usage: #{$0} url
 
  'url' must include the protocol prefix, e.g. http://"
  exit 1
end
 
url = ARGV.shift
if url =~ %r{^(https?://)([-a-z0-9.]+(:\d+)?)(.*/)([^/]*)$}i
  $protocol = $1
  $host = $2
  $document_dir = $4
  document_url = $5
else
  $stderr.puts 'Could not parse protocol and host from URL'
  exit 1
end
 
doc = Hpricot(open(url))
 
def puts_link(uri)
  return if uri.nil?
 
  if uri =~ %r{^#{$protocol}#{$host}(.*)$}
    puts "    #{$1}"
  elsif uri !~ %r{^https?://}
    if uri =~ %r{^/}
      puts "    #{uri}"
    else
      puts "    #{$document_dir}#{uri}"
    end
  end
end
 
puts "# httperf wsesslog for #{url} generated #{Time.now}"
puts
 
puts "#{$document_dir}#{document_url}"
 
(doc/"link[@rel='stylesheet']").each do |stylesheet|
  puts_link stylesheet.attributes['href']
end
 
(doc/"style").each do |style|
  style.inner_html.scan(/@import\s+(['"])([^\1]+)\1;/).each do |match|
    puts_link match[1]
  end
end
 
(doc/"script").each do |script|
  puts_link script.attributes['src']
end
 
(doc/"img").each do |img|
  puts_link img.attributes['src']
end

2 Comments

  1. K P Varma
    November 21, 2011

    how to use this script ? what are the arguments to this ruby program ?

    • Steve Madsen
      November 22, 2011

      It takes a single argument that is the URL for which to generate the workload.