Announcing SLOB 2.5.4

SLOB 2.5.4 has important fixes to support very large session count testing. Testing with a large number of sessions is generally done in conjunction with enabling SLOB think time. Please see the documentation for more information about testing with SLOB think time. SLOB 2.5.4 has been tested with 12,288 sessions on 8-node RAC clusters (1,536 sessions per RAC instance) with varying think time.

When testing with very large session count, please consider taking advantage of the SLOB 2.5.3 feature of improved SLOB sessions placement as explained here.

2 Responses to “Announcing SLOB 2.5.4”


  1. 1 Nenad Noveljic (@NenadNoveljic) September 13, 2022 at 5:47 am

    Hello Kevin,
    What’s the reason for setting the default block size to 16k (BLOCK_SZ=${BLOCK_SZ:=16384}?

    • 2 kevinclosson November 11, 2022 at 3:20 pm

      That’s a *really stupid* bug! My testing environments used the wrong slob.conf so I had BLOCK_SZ=8192 in slob.conf which hid that bug. Thanks for reporting it. I will fix it as soon as possible. In the meantime, feel free to edit runit.sh or set BLOCK_SZ=8192 in slob.conf. The effect of this bug is that you will only be testing 50% of the data you load with setup.sh!


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