On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Birger Kollstrand email@example.com wrote:
This sounds good. I hope you get time to publish some results!
The reason for running it regularly is more as an approach to automated regression testing. It does taka time to make test suites so if we cuuld use the Phorionix suite as a reg.test suite then that would be nice.
Can we pick parts from it or adapt it to run in a shorter time span with that in mind?
Yeah, you can pick parts, and add your own benchmarks. They actually have a way to automate kernel performance regression testing already built!
But you need to do a lot of up-front planning / analysis / profiling to do this efficiently. For example, if there's a change in the Linux kernel block layer, you don't need to run all of the tests / suites to detect performance regressions, just those which have a block-layer bottleneck!