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Re: pkgsrc binaries for Preview

From: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 19:19:27 +0100

Matthew Dillon wrote:
:Erik P. Skaalerud wrote:
:> Let me know if this could be used for package builds. I'm not in :> disposal of endless bandwith, so this would only be for build purposes.
:> :
:I think we have the build part of the packages sorted out; tell you what, :it would be good if you can setup Peter Holm's stress test suite on the :MP-capable machine.
:By doing that and buildworld -j8 loops of DragonFly RELEASE or HEAD, any :reports of panics or "weird issues" can help us in stabilising the code :since that is our top priority.
:The recent token and serializer related bugs have told me that we need go :that extra mile to stablize some parts of the OS.
:It would be highly appreciated if you could achieve the above, atleast by :Matt, and I for sure.
: Hiten Pandya
: hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

buildworld loops are no longer sufficient tests... at this point they
just work (run forever). The type of stress testing we need now is
something more along the lines of what Tomaz was doing... killing the filesystem and network at the same time, intentionally running the system
out of resources with thousands of processes, etc.

    so, e.g. a test suite which runs buildworlds, filesystem stress tests,
    nfs stress tests, and client/server network stress tests all at the
    same time and all using generous resources to force paging to occur.

Yah, some form of framework that makes use of blogbench and such programs would be quite good; among other tests that you mention.

			Hiten Pandya

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