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  • How to remove old versions of tests?

    I noticed that some installed PTS tests got updated versions when running benchmarks and that the old versions remained, taking up disk space. Is there a built-in way to clean up old versions?

    I had to look through ~/.phoronix-test-suite/installed-tests/ and manually do remove-installed-test for the old versions. Would deleting the test directories in installed-tests/ achieve the same, or are there other files elsewhere?

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    Originally posted by blueweb View Post
    I noticed that some installed PTS tests got updated versions when running benchmarks and that the old versions remained, taking up disk space. Is there a built-in way to clean up old versions?

    I had to look through ~/.phoronix-test-suite/installed-tests/ and manually do remove-installed-test for the old versions. Would deleting the test directories in installed-tests/ achieve the same, or are there other files elsewhere?
    Yes you can simply nuke whatever directory you want inside installed-tests.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Michael View Post

      Yes you can simply nuke whatever directory you want inside installed-tests.
      Thanks. Is there currently any automated way to clean up old versions?

      Also, can tests by "installed" by copying directories in installed-tests from one PTS installation to say the docker container's relevant volume, or vice versa, to avoid having to re-download them?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blueweb View Post

        Thanks. Is there currently any automated way to clean up old versions?

        Also, can tests by "installed" by copying directories in installed-tests from one PTS installation to say the docker container's relevant volume, or vice versa, to avoid having to re-download them?
        Yes copying can work though PTS will see that the installation (CPU/OS/etc) changed and re-install the tests in case you were using any -march targeting, etc.

        No there is no automated way of cleaning up "old" tests as it is difficult to tell what is old/undesired. I.e. many enterprises version-lock different tests to the version when they began testing, so for some tests that could be running daily/per-commit/whatever, they may stick to running an older version of a test for an extended period of time to ensure their results are comparable. So it's difficult to define what is old/unused short of saying arbitrarily deleting tests after like 60 days or something of being unused.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Maybe a PTS command to remove any duplicates with older versions, combined with the ability to "pin" test version preventing removal and/or update would be a solution?

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