Phoronix Test Suite 7.6-Alvdal Milestone 1 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix Test Suite on 10 October 2017 at 06:21 AM EDT. 6 Comments
The first development release of the next quarterly feature update to the Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software is now available.

Milestone 1 of Phoronix Test Suite 7.6-Alvdal is now available for your open-source, cross-platform benchmark testing. So far this cycle there has been a lot of software/hardware detection improvements within Phodevi (the Phoronix Device Interface), MidnightBSD package handling has been contributed, improved IP/MAC detection, and better wake-on-LAN handling in the context of Phoromatic. There's also been some smaller Phoromatic-focused improvements too.

Phodevi improvements in 7.6 Milestone 1 includes a new memory.temp sensor for reporting the DIMM temperatures on supported systems, fixes for Zen CPU temperature reporting, IPMI ambient temperature reporting, various CPU/GPU temperature reporting improvements, Bcache reporting, proper APFS Apple File-System detection, various other tweaks for macOS High Sierra, and other improvements.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.6-Alvdal will be officially released later this quarter with at least two more development releases expected prior to that quarterly update. Phoronix Test Suite 7.6 M1 is available from and GitHub.
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