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  • phoronix
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    Phoronix Test Suite 0.4.0 Released

    Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 0.4.0 Released

    Following last week's release of Phoronix Test Suite 0.3.0 and the 0.3.1 hot-fix, a surprising amount of changes have wound up in this week's development release known as version 0.4.0. In fact, there are 21 major changes in this new release not counting general development work and minor bug fixes. Among the changes are new test profiles, a number of new PTS options, PTS External Dependencies support for new Linux distributions, reworking how results are saved, and the graphs are now rendered locally when saving the results.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12268

  • abuster
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    The file pts/benchmark-resources/build-imagemagick/install.sh contains a hardlink to ImageMagick download.

    "wget ftp://ftp.imagemagick.org/pub/ImageM....4.0-7.tar.bz2 -O image-magick.tar.bz2", but ImageMagick-6.4.0-8.tar.bz2 is no longer in archive on FTP. Since the folder contains ImageMagick.tar.bz2 which always is linked to latest source, why not use it?

    If you're worried by different test results, maybe a FTP with longer/older archive should be used.

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  • Michael
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    It will generate a graph as an overview of whatever you ran.... if you did phoronix-test-suite benchmark multicore it will do it for multicore, if you did it for phoronix-test-suite benchmark doom3, it will do it for just doom3. I can easily make it associate the readings, but I am not sure how to best put the information with the graph. For a long test, there is limited room between the points so all of the text would get scrunched together. It wouldn't be easy to read. If there were just like two tests that would be fine. Even if using time as in like the number of seconds in the test, that still might be too big.

    Values could easily be added somewhere if the test isn't too long.

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  • puntarenas
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    Will it generate such a curve for every single test? If it is an overall view, it would be nice to associate the readings with the corresponding test in some way.

    Any chance to see the values as numbers in addition? As it is now, it is hard to read off the exact values?

    (I'm sorry, but I cannot try out the GIT version right now, so I have to ask stupid questions )

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  • Michael
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    A few more monitor improvements... ACPI temperatures are also tapped into now too.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by puntarenas View Post
    Amazing!

    ...
    There is another thing that came to my mind which I am a bit concerned about. PTS generates a lot of additional traffic on external sites (think of all the Nexuiz downloads). Wouldn't it be fair to have those dependencies bundled in an archive and distributed throug bittorrent or something similar? Maybe an included bittorrent downloader would help to reduce traffic impact and be more gentleman like.
    Possibly... Though most of the big downloads (i.e. Nexuiz) are going through SourceForge and not little bootstrapped servers. In fact, it's the Phoronix-Test-Suite server that's already getting crunched.

    Originally posted by puntarenas View Post
    BTW, I wrote a german tutorial at wiki.ubuntuusers.de to spread the word.
    Thanks!

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  • Michael
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    Emerging today in git is line graphing support of these monitor results too....



    There are some minor bugs to work out in the line graphing and some other things to clean up, but it's working in git now. I also haven't decided whether to integrate any of these thermal monitor measurements into PTS Global. At this point I am thinking no.

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  • Michael
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    MONITOR=cpu.temp,sys.temp,gpu.temp is supported now too, for CPU and system if you have LM_Sensors installed.

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  • puntarenas
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    Amazing!

    On the GPU temperature, maybe it would be enough to have another optional test note. It would be very useful to compare different graphics cards (think of cards with the same GPU and clock rates, but different cooling solutions). Minimum and maximum value would be adequate IMHO, I don't think average calculation or visualization in a graph would make much sense.

    On the other hand, this could also be optional for other sensor readings (CPU temperature, mainboard temperature, fan speeds...). Having an overall command line option for reading availiable sensor Information would be great, but I have no idea how to present the results in a sophisticated way within every single graph or test note.

    There is another thing that came to my mind which I am a bit concerned about. PTS generates a lot of additional traffic on external sites (think of all the Nexuiz downloads). Wouldn't it be fair to have those dependencies bundled in an archive and distributed throug bittorrent or something similar? Maybe an included bittorrent downloader would help to reduce traffic impact and be more gentleman like.

    BTW, I wrote a german tutorial at wiki.ubuntuusers.de to spread the word.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by puntarenas View Post
    3D settings detection

    I don't know if it is possible to detect the driver settings of nvidia-glx or fglrx, but it would be nice to have AA and AF settings displayed in the results.
    New feature... Now if you're using a NVIDIA graphics card, and you run a graphics test from either a suite or individually, if you over-rode the graphics setting from the nvidia-settings utility, the overrode Antialiasing and Anisotropic Filtering levels will be reported under the test notes. This is now in git.

    PTS now also can monitor the die temperature, but I haven't decided how/where to use that yet.

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