Further Improvements For Open-Source Stress Testing
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix Test Suite on 10 April 2016 at 06:44 PM EDT. 2 Comments
Last week I wrote about some improvements made to Open-Source Stress Testing + Torturing Your Linux Software/Hardware while this weekend some more improvements have landed.

Beyond the phoronix-test-suite stress-run improvements talked about last week, over the past few days and this weekend there were more improvements I landed within the Phoronix-Test-Suite on GitHub.

Check out that earlier article for more details on the Phoronix Test Suite's stress testing functionality that's been building up for more than the past year.

With the latest Phoronix Test Suite Git code, there are various reporting improvements for when running multiple benchmarks concurrently. There's also now integrated sensor monitoring by default rather than having to manually load the external system_monitor module to take care of sensor monitoring. The interim progress reports as such now also indicate current system sensor results for data that's changing.

There is also now an informative "final report" when testing has been completed for the stress testing to show the actual elapsed time, the tests executed and the number of tests that could be executed each time. With the integrated sensors support, it also shows all of that data including the minimum / average / maximum readings for each of Phodevi's sensors. The latest code also now better handles signals such as when the process is interrupted to exit more gracefully and to provide a final report at that time.

There still are more stress-run improvements and other open-source benchmarking improvements building up for this quarter's release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.4-Hasvik so stay tuned!
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