Undocumented locust load API calls

Hey folks,

today I found that locust load do support API calls, so you can grab statistics and manage it’s execution.

If you like me hear about it first time here is few examples:


Start locust task

curl -XPOST $LOCUST_URL/swarm -d"locust_count=100&hatch_rate=10"

Get stats

curl $LOCUST_URL/stats/requests

Stop locust task

curl $LOCUST_URL/stop

All requests API endpoints can be found in locust source code on github

Another useful feature which is worth to mention is locust extension ability.
Using it you can add your own routes to API

from locust import web

def my_added_page():
    return "Another page"

Unlike API calls extensions is documented.

Happy coding everyone!