Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-09-21
Serendippo: Hi, I'm running Phoronix Test Suite 2.0.0 on Ubuntu 9.04 32bit. I selected some suites, batched them, but now my pc seems to be crashing. I can't even use ctl-alt-f1 or so to get into another console. I pushed it a few times & saw that ppracer is giving errors. But now i cannot get a console back (to kill ppracer). Any ideas how to resolve this - skip this particular test - without powering off my system throught the powerbutton?
Serendippo: probably not, i'll hard reset my system & will try the test without ppracer
kajik: hi, i installed karmic and ran into serious problems with ati x1400 on my thinkpad t60, it is constantly overheating, i have to run the fan manually on full to keep the gpu temperature at around 61 (celsius) , i installed all the new packages from the xorg-edgers ppa but the problem remains...
kajik: can you help me, where i have to look for the problem?
[Enrico]: kajik: ask in #radeon but the fan control is not complete yet
flowolf: hi all
flowolf: this may be a little OT question but I can't figure out a place better than this to ask
flowolf: do you know any linux compatible h264 encoding hardware?
cr3: I have a phoronix test suite question: the site says that it supports qualitative test results (perhaps like pass/fail) but the TestInformation xml schema seems to require the ResultScale attribute (like second/kbps/etc.)
cr3: so, what might the ResultScale look like for a qualitative test?
Ivanovic: michaellarabel: can you help cr3?
Serendippo: cr3: i'mnot sure, but maybe you should look at the ACPI & lm_sensors tests. Those are yes/no tests.
cr3: Serendippo: aha! ResultFormat supports the concept of PASS_FAIL. thanks for the tip!
Serendippo: no problem, just an idea, i'm pretty new to phoronix test suite (3 days)
cr3: Serendippo: however, I see MULTI_PASS_FAIL in some test profiles but I don't see that in the documentation: http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/documentation/2.0/specifications_xml_test.html
Kano: hi michaellarabel , what test do you use for hd perf?
cr3: what's the difference between representing results in a bar rather than a line graph, other than esthetic? is there some information better represented in one of these graphs?
cr3: aha, I found: "Line graphs are appropriate only when both the X- and Y-axes display ordered (rather than qualitative) variables.
cr3: interesting how LINE_GRAPH only seems to be used by the video-cpu-usage test profile
cr3: the documentation seems to say that the ResultScale is required in a test profile but it's not defined in the jgfxbat test where the format is PASS_FAIL
Kano: does anybody know how to send ata trim to a complete ssd with linux?
redeeman: Kano: http://nonstopnerds.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/burns_2_blog.jpg
kf: kind of disappointed (again) in the last virtualization review : still not details qemu-kvm config, did you guys use huge pages? virtio block devices? kernel/qemu/kvm versions? plenty of settings which change results by orders of magnitude.
kf: too bad you dont read the comment on the previous tests, such things have been voiced for a while now
kf: PTS is great though