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. Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs
  2. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
  3. AMD Radeon R9 290 Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go
  4. Trying The Configurable 45 Watt TDP With AMD's A10-7800 / A6-7400K
Latest Linux Articles
  1. How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Drivers
  2. The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming
  3. Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression
  4. The Most Energy Efficient Radeon GPU For AMD Linux Gaming
Latest Linux News
  1. AMD, Wine & Valve Dominated August For Linux Users
  2. Linux 3.17-rc3 Kernel Released Back On Schedule
  3. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  4. Mesa 10.3 RC2 Arrives Via Its New Release Manager
  5. Ubuntu 14.10's Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD
  6. MSI Motherboard BIOS Updating Remains A Pain For Linux Users
  7. See How Your Linux System Performs Against The Latest Intel/AMD CPUs
  8. AMD Steppe Eagle Flys To Coreboot
  9. Intel Beignet Is Working Out Surprisingly Well For OpenCL On Linux
  10. Coreboot Adds Lenovo X220 With Native Sandy Bridge Support
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Btrfs Gets Talked Up, Googler Encourages You To Try Btrfs
  2. Radeon HD5670 and Ubuntu 14.04
  3. Is laptop with Intel CPU and AMD dGPU worth buying considering especially AMD Enduro?
  4. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  5. Updated graphics drivers for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS
  6. Catalyst 14.201.1008
  7. It's Now Possible To Play Netflix Natively On Linux Without Wine Plug-Ins
  8. Users defect to Linux as OpenBSD removes Lynx from base system