I have been accused of ignoring the fate of httperf recently. hmmm. Well, fair enough, it's certainly been a while since I committed anything to the repository.
That said, httperf has hardly left my thoughts.
I am pretty familiar with the tool at this point, and to be quite honest I am more than a little bit frustrated with it's design. Take a look for yourself! It's got a quite a few weird design concepts built into it, include c-ized objects (come now...), an Any type (oh good), it's own event loop implementation, it's own timer implementation (which at least doesn't leak memory since I re-wrote it) and it's own http implementation. It seems to come from an era before the advent of code re-use... (No offense to David Mosberger)
That said, it does implement the workload generator aspect of it's design quite elegantly. Differentiating between sessions, connections and requests is quite a useful as well.
Anyways, I have been busy recently ripping the guts out of httperf to the point where it is hardly recognizable any more.