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Re: [Xen-devel] Call to write tests for osstest

Friday, August 9, 2013, 1:19:54 PM, you wrote:

> On gio, 2013-08-08 at 19:32 +0200, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
>> * Some performance testing (network, block, cpu/mem/fork/real apps 
>> benchmarks, some other metrics)
>>    - perhaps makes separate graphs of these, so one can see performance 
>> increase or decrease over a larger time frame, and see at around what 
>> commits that occurred.
>>    - only after all basic tests succeeded and a push was done.
> We are after this too. I am looking at how to make it possible to do
> something like that on top of OSSTest.

> Perf benchmarking is a little bit different from regression
> smoke-testing, but still I think (hope? :-)) that most of the
> infrastructure can be reused.

Yes it does require to keep the rest of the circumstances the same for a longer 
period of time.
But it could be quite valuable, slow introduced and minor performance 
regressions are hard to discover.

> Also, what hardware to use and how to properly schedule these kind of
> "tests" is something that needs a bit more of thinking/discussion, I
> think.

Yes since you have to keep the "environment" the same, the machine should only 
run the perf tests at that time.

> Anyway, although I'm not committing to have all it 100% ready for 4.4,
> George, feel free to add this to your tracking list and put m name on
> it.

> Regards,
> Dario

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