One Hundred Percent CPU

Raise Your Hand If

You’ve ever wanted to play a prank on your co-workers, but just didn’t have a any ideas that didn’t involve exploding Hot Pockets.

Now you have something even less safe than molten cheese squirts!

A stored procedure that pushes CPUs to 100%.

All of’em.


Probably Don’t Do This In Production

We got this tested on 48 cores, and it was pretty sweet.


Special thanks to Forrest for testing this out on his dev server for me.

At least I hope it was.

Thanks for reading!

Brent says: wanna test your monitoring or alerting processes and see how quickly folks get alerted, start troubleshooting, and get to a root cause? Run this in your QA environment and see how fast folks react.

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