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Daily Linux Kernel Benchmarks For A Year

Dec 06, 2010, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"Last year we introduced Phoromatic as an extension to the Phoronix Test Suite for making it easy to build a benchmarking test farm or simply benchmarking systems across the world all from a simple and easy-to-use web-interface where all of the test results are also stored. A few months after launching Phoromatic, Phoromatic Tracker launched as an extension to that for being able to monitor the performance of a given software component on a timed basis or even on a per-commit VCS basis (or when externally triggered otherwise). As an example of that, we launched our Linux kernel test farm, which has now been running for a year.

"It was last December that we introduced the Phoromatic Tracker for the Linux kernel where we were benchmarking the very latest snapshots of the upstream Linux kernel on a daily basis. It was also earlier this year that we launched a Phoromatic Tracker for the latest Ubuntu packages.

"During the past year we have spotted a few regressions in the Linux kernel with the dozens of tests (circa 60) that run each day across multiple systems and made a number of improvements to the testing stack."

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