PTS 2.2 Bardu Reaches Alpha 2
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix on 15 September 2009 at 07:08 AM EDT. Add A Comment
For those interested in playing with the latest code for the Phoronix Test Suite that's currently known as "Bardu" and will ultimately be ratified as Phoronix Test Suite 2.2, a new alpha release is available. Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 Bardu Alpha 2 carries a number of new improvements, bug fixes, and a new test profile over the initial alpha one release that made it out late last month. Besides many underlying enhancements and fixes, pts-core in this new test release adds support for the following two commands: change-results-display-order and rename-identifier-in-result-file, which are pretty self explanatory options. Phodevi also has a hard drive reporting fix for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

When it comes to test profiles with PTS 2.2 Alpha 2, the external dependencies data for Fedora and OpenSolaris has been updated. The warsow, gnupg, and build-imagemagick test profiles have all been updated. The aio-stress test profile was added in this release and is a new disk test profile, while bringing the total number of test profiles currently shipping with the Phoronix Test Suite up to 117!

Anyhow, those interested in trying out this latest version of our testing software / automation framework / whatever you want to call it to drive benchmarking on Linux, you can download it at The final release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 "Bardu" is due out this November, which will be greeted by PTS Desktop Live 2009.4 "Loderhof" around the same time.

Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 Alpha 2
September 15, 2009

- pts-core: Add display mode support to download-test-files option
- pts-core: Handle pts_storage_object on failure correctly to avoid fatal error during testing process
- pts-core: Export $DEBUG_REAL_HOME environmental variable to all test scripts
- pts-core: Fix reporting of test notes at end of testing process
- pts-core: Release the run_lock when a test is running and returns due to an error
- pts-core: With the batch display mode, report the "estimated time remaining" at the start of each run
- pts-core: Add change-results-display-order option for changing the ordering of the results within the results viewer / graphs
- pts-core: Add rename-identifier-in-result-file option for changing the name of a test identifier within a results file
- pts-core: With GTK2 GUI don't get to the point of emiting a fatal error over GtkWindow
- pts-core: No longer support having test result XML files outside of the test-results/ directory where an absolute path was supplied to PTS
- pts-core: Add support for performing argument / start-up checks for a PTS option prior to ever calling the run function
- pts-core: When a test installation fails, save the install.log to install-failed.log
- pts-core: Add option in batch-setup for still prompting for test option selection when running in batch mode
- phodevi: Don't repeat the system vendor in motherboard string if it's also present in the product string
- phodevi: Don't report hard drive bytes on Mac OS X 10.6 when reading the capacity of a disk
- pts: Update Fedora external dependencies XML for blas-development and popt
- pts: Update OpenSolaris external dependencies XML
- pts: Update warsow test profile against Warsow 0.5
- pts: Update gnupg test profile against GnuPG 2.0.11
- pts: Update build-imagemagick test profile against ImageMagick 6.5.5
- pts: Use OpenMP support in stream test profile
- pts: Build libpng within graphics-magick test profile so it will run on Mac OS X 10.6
- pts: Add aio-stress test profile

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