By default, Loads reports the status of the load in real time on the standard output of the client machine. Depending what you are trying to achieve, that may or may not be what you want.

Loads comes with a pluggable “output” mechanism: it’s possible to define your own output format if you need so.

You can change this behaviour with the –output option of the loads-runner command line.

At the moment, we’re supporting the following outputs:

  • file if you want to have all the calls reported to a file. This is useful for later analysis but doesn’t do much.
  • funkload generates a funkload compatible report. These reports can then be used with the the fl-build-report <filename> command-line tool to generate reports about the load.
  • null in case you want to silent the outputs.