Whenever you want to quickly bombard a URL with some concurrent traffic, you can use this:
import random import time import requests import concurrent.futures def _get_size(url): sleep = random.random() / 10 # print("sleep", sleep) time.sleep(sleep) r = requests.get(url) # print(r.status_code) assert len(r.text) return len(r.text) def run(url, times=10): sizes =  futures =  with concurrent.futures.ThreadPoolExecutor() as executor: for _ in range(times): futures.append(executor.submit(_get_size, url)) for future in concurrent.futures.as_completed(futures): sizes.append(future.result()) return sizes if __name__ == "__main__": import sys print(run(sys.argv))
It’s really basic but it works wonderfully. It starts 10 concurrent threads that all hit the same URL at almost the same time.
I’ve been using this stress test a local Django server to test some atomicity writes with the file system.