There are many reasons why you may want to stress test the CPU on your Linux system. You may want to see how your operating system and hardware perform when you are at full CPU utilization in order to spot software bugs or hardware failures. Alternatively, you may want to generate a lot of heat fast to troubleshoot a temperature-related issue with your machine; maximizing the CPU utilization will do that. Whatever the reason, there is a fast and easy way to accomplish that goal.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-stress-test-your-cpu-on-linux