Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 M4 Keeps Improving Phoromatic For Automatic Benchmarking
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix Test Suite on 6 November 2014 at 05:16 AM EST. Add A Comment
The latest development release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.4-Lipki is now available with the focus of this release cycle continuing to be on advancing the built-in, open-source Phoromatic Server for conducting routine, automated tests within organizations and building custom test farms, etc.

Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 Milestone 4 is the newest version with likely just a couple weeks left before the official Phoronix Test Suite 5.4.0 that offers the hugely improved version of the built-in Phoromatic Server. For those not up to speed on the 5.4 development, read my earlier PTS "Lipki" articles.

Besides continuing to enrich the Phoromatic Server portion of the Phoronix Test Suite, milestone four also boasts IBM POWER8 hardware detection improvements with Phodevi and various improvements to pts-core.

Here's a brief look at the milestone four changes since the M3 release in late October, but for a complete overview of changes stop by the Phoronix-Test-Suite on GitHub.

Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 Milestone 4
5 November 2014

- pts-core: Add 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) to more of the mode-setting fall-back modes
- pts-core: Start working on support for using standard Linux file-system hierarchy when running as root as a service
- pts-core: Add PhoromaticStorage option to Phoronix Test Suite user configuration XML file
- phoromatic: Reporting of overall result counts for given test schedules
- phoromatic: Report benchmarking / test run errors to server
- phoromatic: Show system errors/warnings from the Phoromatic web UI
- phoromatic: Don't attempt to re-run test schedules on clients if they previously reported errors/warnings for that schedule / trigger ID combination
- phoromatic: Usernames need to be at least four characters long
- phoromatic: Add a schedule overview to the schedules page
- phoromatic: Add today's scheduled events to the side bar
- phoromatic: Improve result identifier / title reporting for results
- phoromatic: Implement "Power User" account level
- phoromatic: Add normalize results option to the phoromatic result page
- phoromatic: Support for jumping to test results page for XXX past days of test from schedule page
- phodevi: IBM POWER hardware detection improvements

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