When I run a test in phoronix, I am asked three questions.
1. Enter a name to save these results under:
2. Enger a unique name to describe this test run / configuration:
3. If you wish, enter a new description below to better describe this result set / system configuration under test.
What is the point of these three questions?
How do my responses affect what happens upon upload to openbenchmarking.org?
How can I save the results of several runs in one result set, for instance to see if system changes had an effect?
Surprising that the documentation doesn't discuss this basic issue.
Last edited by deanjo; 11-21-2011 at 08:59 PM.
Thanks, that is clear.
It is real genius of the developer to avoid writing documentation
and to just have the users document all the features by trial and error
in the forums. There was one problem that a user had recently,
and the developer came to the forum and said that the user should
just search the forums for the answer!
Just sarcasm, of course. It is a terrible waste of everyone's time,
shows disrespect for the users, and is very frustrating to have to
devote between an hour and a week to the solution of problems
that should be documented clearly.
The documentation I see is http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/?k=documentation
which is not even at the level of a man page. The link in the first line of that document
takes you to the same page. That is, it is a link to itself.
That the documentation doesn't give examples of the interaction with Openbenchmarking.org
is pathetic. Just look at the names that show up in the results in Openbenchmarking.org
and you can see that people don't know what they are doing.
Interestingly, by Googling, I found a link to more documentation: http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/d...0/install.html
but that link appears to be orphaned.
I can't speak to if enterprise users have access to the documentation and
the general public must get their documentation through the forums and by guessing.
That's a marketing decision the developer must make.
I would gladly help with the documentation, but I don't know how the software works.
That's the point of my post.
http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/d...test-suite.pdf contains a lot, there's also a man page and HTML documentation that ships with the client, etc.
So once I finally have multiple tests merged, I manually edit composite.xml in the test result to be a description encompassing all of the tests. Then I run "refresh-graphs" to get the description in there.
Does it sound like I'm understanding / using it correctly?