Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 Officially Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix Test Suite on 19 September 2017 at 08:30 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Phoronix Test Suite 7.4.0-Tynset has been officially released as the newest quarterly feature update to our cross-platform, open-source automated benchmarking software.

One of the most visible changes with Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 when running a benchmark comparison is inline, progressive result reporting to the CLI while benchmarks are running. Some basic text-based graphs for getting an idea how the performance is looking prior to viewing the full system results upon test completion:

The ob_auto_compare module is also now there and enabled by default and is similar to the new progressive results reporting. When running benchmarks outside of a comparison, the Phoronix Test Suite will now automatically query for showing a dynamic, auto-generated comparison data for seeing how your system's test results are comparing to others in a seamless manner.

There is also a new perf_tips module enabled by default to report different performance tips to users prior to starting a benchmark run. Currently this contains some BFQ and P-State governor information while more will be added.

New sub-commands present in Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 include phoronix-test-suite unload-module and phoronix-test-suite auto-load-module for easily dealing with modules without modifying the user configuration XML manually and phoronix-test-suite network-info for more easily showing basic network information in a unified manner across supported PTS platforms.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 also has screensaver handling improvements for modern Linux desktop environments, Phodevi software/hardware reporting improvements, and a variety of other smaller improvements including auto reporting of newly released/updated tests.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 is available for download from or GitHub.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.6-Alvdal is anticipated to be the next major feature update to our Linux/BSD/Windows/macOS benchmarking software and to be released before the end of the calendar year.
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