1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 Enhances For Mac OS X, F2FS

Phoronix

Published on 13 February 2013 10:26 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
1 Comment

The third development milestone release of Phoronix Test Suite 4.4-Forsand is now available. Incorporated into this latest development snapshot are enhancements for improving the Apple OS X benchmarking support, detection of the new Linux F2FS file-system, and other improvements.

Already in the development of "Forsand" have been a number of new features from enhanced error reporting to support checks and new capabilities, enhanced Wine benchmarks (indirectly) with OpenBenchmarking.org, and BSD benchmarking improvements. With Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 Milestone 3, there's even more improvements.

- The external dependencies handling for test profiles to install necessary OS/platform dependencies has received a major overhaul in Forsand. The improvements make the dependency handling much more versatile and accommodating for out-of-tree packages, alternative compilers and other components, and supportive of Linux distributions and operating systems that haven't been "officially" tested with the Phoronix Test Suite. For users of existing tested distributions to the Phoronix Test Suite, dependency resolution and other operations are now handled faster too.

- Initial support for using MacPorts for dependency management on Apple Mac OS X platforms. This will allow for more OpenBenchmarking.org test profiles to function with the Phoronix Test Suite. More OS X improvements and test profile verification will happen with the next Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 release while Milestone 3 is just prepping this MacPorts handling.

- Improvements to the appropriate displaying of compiler flags/switches on the result graphs for various computational benchmarks.

- The new F2FS file-system developed by Samsung as the "Flash Friendly File-System" for Linux is now properly detected based upon its magic number in the super block. The F2FS file-system is being introduced in the Linux 3.8 kernel. (Yes, coming soon on Phoronix.com are F2FS benchmarks.)

- The Cryptfs, AuFS, LustreFS, and Panasas PanFS file-systems are also now properly detected too by Phodevi, the Phoronix Device Interface library.

- Processors capable of supporting AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2) are now recognized with this attribute, such as Intel Haswell and Broadwell processors.

- Various other minor enhancements and bug-fixes.

The latest release of the Phoronix Test Suite is available for download at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. The official release of Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 will happen before the end of Q1.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980: The Best GPU For Linux Gamers
  2. ROCCAT LUA: A Linux-Friendly Gaming Mouse
  3. Cheetah Mounts: The Affordable Way To Put Your TV On The Wall
  4. Scythe Mugen MAX
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Preview: Radeon Gallium3D Performance For CS:GO On Linux
  2. XWayland Linux Gaming Performance With GNOME Wayland On Fedora 21
  3. EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS Benchmarks On Linux 3.17
  4. Fedora 21 Alpha First Impressions: It's Great
Latest Linux News
  1. KDE Plasma 5.1 Now In Beta
  2. Systemd & Debian Were Most Popular In September
  3. Microsoft Announces... Windows 10 With A Start Menu
  4. Borderlands 2 Launches On Steam For Linux
  5. Debian Jessie Might Get Rid Of The kFreeBSD Port
  6. Fedora Might Try A New Scheduling Strategy For Its Releases
  7. AMD's Catalyst Working On A GLSL Shader Cache
  8. OpenMP 4.0 Offloading Is Closer For GCC 5
  9. Wayland Presentation Extension Added To Weston
  10. Intel Skylake Support Rolls Out To Mesa's DRM
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Nero CD/DVD Burning Software On Linux Is Dead
  3. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  4. FSF Issues Statement On Shellshock Bash Vulnerability
  5. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  6. X.Org Is Looking For Some Female Help
  7. Advertisements On Phoronix
  8. NVIDIA Alerts Nouveau: They're Starting To Sign/Validate GPU Firmware Images