How much time for a new Experimental map to "bake"

Server start time 2:25 pm, new seed, no save files:
Save stats:
ents: 8514
size: 549920

Current time 6:00 pm, 6 save files:
Save stats:
ents: 89381
size: 5772538

It grows a little more each time the Save stats are printed.

No one has logged into this server since it was launched. The number of ents and the file size keep growing.

Should a server launched with a new seed and therefore a new map be allowed to “bake” for a while to generate some content?

That’s concerning. Can you do “report” in the console and post the created report file?

Did you change the seed?

I did use a random seed. I also bumped up the spawn rate and density. Here’s the command line I use (Linux):


./RustDedicated -load -batchmode -logfile Server.log +server.seed $SEED +server.ip $BIND_IP \
 +spawn.min_rate 5  +spawn.max_rate 10 +spawn.min_density 5 +spawn.max_density 10 \
 +server.hostname "$RUST_HOSTNAME" +server.port $PORT +server.identity "$IDENTITY" $RCON_ARGS

It stabilized at ents: 98640, size: 6374373. There were 279 saves logged between ents: 89381 and ents: 98640.
At 1 minute between saves, that’s 4 hrs and 39 minutes.

So it took about 8 hrs 15 minutes to stabilize at those numbers.

If there is a way to type commands on the Linux dedicated server console, I’m all ears. :slight_smile: Maybe this will help in the meantime:

Memory/CPU/Threads:


  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND
27274 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m R 42.3 21.0 551:14.11 RustDedicated                                                           
27275 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.23 RustDedicated                                                           
27276 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.20 RustDedicated                                                           
27277 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.54 RustDedicated                                                           
27278 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  1.3 21.0  13:05.01 RustDedicated                                                           
27279 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  1.0 21.0  13:05.82 RustDedicated                                                           
27280 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  1.0 21.0  16:19.48 RustDedicated                                                           
27281 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.00 RustDedicated                                                           
27282 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.00 RustDedicated                                                           
27283 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.00 RustDedicated                                                           
27284 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.00 RustDedicated                                                           
27287 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  1.0 21.0   9:35.99 RustDedicated                                                           
27288 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   1:07.23 RustDedicated                                                           
27289 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.14 RustDedicated                                                           
27294 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.23 RustDedicated                                                           
27295 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.58 RustDedicated                                                           
27296 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:11.84 RustDedicated                                                           
27297 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.57 RustDedicated                                                           
27314 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:06.45 RustDedicated                                                           
27318 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.98 RustDedicated                                                           
27319 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  0.0 21.0   0:00.92 RustDedicated
27320 rustded+  20   0 3112m 1.6g  22m S  1.3 21.0  15:05.80 RustDedicated 

Aha! “report” is an rcon command. I just got a basic RCON client working.

Here’s the report: http://pastebin.com/eBBzX0gK