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Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 Slides Closer To Release

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Published on 22 May 2012 04:13 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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Phoronix Test Suite 4.0-Suldal has slid closer to its official release with the availability today of the milestone three build.

This latest Suldal development snapshot builds upon the other recent milestones: Suldal, GeForce GTX 680, NVIDIA Tegra 3 On Linux, PTS4-Suldal Milestone 1 Packs Exciting Features, Verbose GPU, CPU Information Under Linux, and Suldal Improvements; New OpenCL, VDPAU Benchmarks.

With the third milestone, there's internal pts-core improvements, improved test input configuration, other input string improvements, some networking improvements, support for detecting file-systems underneath ecryptfs, Debian package update, and more. Details are below for the 4.0-Suldal versions thus far.

Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 is still expected to be officially released this summer with more of the exciting features still being forthcoming. There will also be several major advancements to OpenBenchmarking.org and the LiveUSB/DVD Linux benchmarking environment.

Download the Phoronix Test Suite at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com.

Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 Milestone 3
22 May 2012


- pts-core: Reformat user configuration input on test run
- pts-core: Improve no-network support handling
- pts-core: Streamline detailed-system-info collection
- pts-core: Invalid command improvements
- pts-core: Various alterations
- pts-core: Make greater use of trigger_error
- pts-core: Generate more relevant default result identifier strings based on subsystems under test on empty input
- phodevi: Support to attempt to detect the file-system underneath ecryptfs
- pts-core: Debian control script update

Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 Milestone 2
29 April 2012


- pts-core: Better recognize some open-source vs. closed-source graphics card/driver combination comparisons
- pts-core: Fix potential crash in list-test-usage command
- pts-core: Support for detecting FSGSBASE and RDRAND on Intel Ivy Bridge
- pts-core: When detecting a CPU comparison, report the detailed CPU system table information
- pts-core: When detecting a GPU/OpenGL comparison, report the detailed GPU system table information
- pts-core: Fix PRESET_OPTIONS failing when specifying an option value rather than its index
- pts-core: Archive vdpauinfo when available
- phodevi: Detection support for Intel IOC (Intel Offline Compiler) OpenCL SDK
- phodevi: Support for detecting GLAMOR (Intel OpenGL-accelerated X.Org Driver) acceleration
- pts_Graph: Fix rounding issue on pts tables that are very wide
- pts_Graph: Add SideViewTable
- documentation: Add a basic text README to the root phoronix-test-suite directory

Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 Milestone 1
12 April 2012


- pts-core: Add AutoSortRunQueue option that by default automatically sorts the test execution queue to run similar tests together
- pts-core: Expose more verbose information within detailed-system-info command
- pts-core: Remove recover-run command since with new PTS4 changes the finish-run command will provide the same functionality
- pts-core: Track the CPU scaling governor configuration between test runs
- pts-core: Report 2D acceleration information to system table report on graphics test runs
- pts-core: Support for showing test notes on multi-way comparisons
- pts-core: Fix compatibility with the new pts_Graph renderer back-end for result-file-to-pdf option
- pts-core: Add p7zip as a possible external dependency
- pts-core: When running OpenCL tests, report the number of available compute cores
- pts_Graph: Begin work on PHP 5.4 "webui" option (currently far from incomplete/experimental)
- pts_Graph: Tweak spacing on pts_Table
- pts_Graph: Re-factor most text vertical offsets to not use dominant-baseline since Opera still doesn't support this SVG attribute properly
- pts_Graph: Begin unifying the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org theme
- pts_Graph: Fix for emitted GD poly-lines being always black
- pts_Graph: Begin work on block diagram graph (currently incomplete/experimental)
- phodevi: Remove support for the deprecated HAL Linux fall-backs
- phodevi: LLVM compiler reporting build configuration enhancements
- phodevi: Support for reporting multiple mmcblk* disk devices
- phodevi: Report /sys/hypervisor/type as a system layer
- phodevi: Fix LXDE version detection
- phodevi: Support for reporting the Openbox version
- phodevi: Read Nouveau clock current frequencies rather than maximum frequencies (performance_level)
- phodevi: Initial implementation of the Phodevi VFS (Virtual File-System; Still A Work In Progress)
- graphics_event_checker: Override NVIDIA SyncToVBlank so it's always disabled
- system_monitor: Allow performance per Watt to be automatically calculated if PERFORMANCE_PER_WATT is set

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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