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README.md

BenchmarkDriver Build Status

Fully-featured accurate benchmark driver for Ruby

Features

Accurate Measurement

  • Low overhead benchmark by running generated script instead of calling Proc
  • Profiling memory and high-precision real time
  • Running multiple times to minimize measurement errors

Pluggable & Fully Featured

  • Flexible and real-time output format in comparison, markdown table, graph, etc.
  • Measuring various metrics by specifying runners
  • Integrated benchmark support using external libraries
  • Runner and output format are all pluggable

Flexible Interface

  • Ruby interface similar to stdlib benchmark.rb, benchmark-ips
  • YAML input to easily manage structured benchmark set
  • Comparing multiple Ruby binaries, even with miniruby

Installation

$ gem install benchmark_driver

Usage

Ruby Interface

This interface generates code to profile with low overhead and executes it.

require 'benchmark_driver'

Benchmark.driver do |x|
  x.prelude <<~RUBY
    require 'active_support/all'
    array = []
  RUBY

  x.report 'blank?', %{ array.blank? }
  x.report 'empty?', %{ array.empty? }
end

or simply:

require 'benchmark_driver'

Benchmark.driver do |x|
  x.prelude <<~RUBY
    require 'active_support/all'
    array = []
  RUBY

  x.report %{ array.blank? }
  x.report %{ array.empty? }
end

Structured YAML Input

With benchmark-driver command, you can describe benchmark with YAML input.

$ benchmark-driver -h
Usage: benchmark-driver [options] [YAML|RUBY]
    -r, --runner [TYPE]              Specify runner type: ips, time, memory, once (default: ips)
    -o, --output [TYPE]              Specify output type: compare, simple, markdown, record (default: compare)
    -e, --executables [EXECS]        Ruby executables (e1::path1 arg1; e2::path2 arg2;...)
        --rbenv [VERSIONS]           Ruby executables in rbenv (x.x.x arg1;y.y.y arg2;...)
        --repeat-count [NUM]         Try benchmark NUM times and use the fastest result or the worst memory usage
        --repeat-result [TYPE]       Yield "best", "average" or "worst" result with --repeat-count (default: best)
        --bundler                    Install and use gems specified in Gemfile
        --filter [REGEXP]            Filter out benchmarks with given regexp
        --run-duration [SECONDS]     Warmup estimates loop_count to run for this duration (default: 3)
    -v, --verbose                    Verbose mode. Multiple -v options increase visilibity (max: 2)

Running single script

With following example_single.yml,

prelude: |
  require 'erb'
  erb = ERB.new(%q[Hello <%= 'World' %>])
benchmark: erb.result

you can benchmark the script with multiple ruby executables.

$ benchmark-driver example_single.yml --rbenv '2.4.1;2.5.0'
Warming up --------------------------------------
          erb.result    71.683k i/s
Calculating -------------------------------------
                          2.4.1       2.5.0
          erb.result    72.387k     75.046k i/s -    215.049k times in 2.970833s 2.865581s

Comparison:
                       erb.result
               2.5.0:     75045.5 i/s
               2.4.1:     72386.8 i/s - 1.04x  slower

Running multiple scripts

One YAML file can contain multiple benchmark scripts. With following example_multi.yml,

prelude: |
  a = 'a' * 100
  b = 'b' * 100
benchmark:
  join: '[a, b].join'
  str-interp: '"#{a}#{b}"'

you can benchmark the scripts with multiple ruby executables.

$ benchmark-driver example_multi.yml --rbenv '2.4.1;2.5.0'
Warming up --------------------------------------
                join     2.509M i/s
          str-interp     1.772M i/s
Calculating -------------------------------------
                          2.4.1       2.5.0
                join     2.661M      2.863M i/s -      7.527M times in 2.828771s 2.629191s
          str-interp     1.890M      3.258M i/s -      5.315M times in 2.812240s 1.630997s

Comparison:
                             join
               2.5.0:   2862755.1 i/s
               2.4.1:   2660777.4 i/s - 1.08x  slower

                       str-interp
               2.5.0:   3258489.7 i/s
               2.4.1:   1889805.6 i/s - 1.72x  slower

Output Options

By default, there are following output options.

Output Description
compare benchmark-ips's compare!-like output (default)
simple ruby's original benchmark/driver.rb-like simple output
markdown output in markdown table
record serialize results in benchmark_driver.record.yml, to change outputs later as you like

With benchmark-driver CLI, you can specify it with -o [output] or --output [output].

With Ruby interface, you can specify it like:

Benchmark.driver do |x|
  x.prelude %{ array = [] }
  x.report 'Array#empty?', %{ array.empty? }
  x.output 'markdown'
end

With following blank_loop.yml,

loop_count: 20000000
prelude: |
  class Array
    alias_method :blank?, :empty?
  end
  array = []
benchmark:
  empty: array.empty?
  blank: array.blank?

you can output results in various ways like:

compare

$ benchmark-driver blank_loop.yml --output compare --rbenv '2.4.2;2.5.0'
Calculating -------------------------------------
                          2.4.2       2.5.0
               empty   195.957M    129.970M i/s -     20.000M times in 0.102063s 0.153882s
               blank    66.554M     55.630M i/s -     20.000M times in 0.300507s 0.359519s

Comparison:
                            empty
               2.4.2: 195957398.5 i/s
               2.5.0: 129969716.9 i/s - 1.51x  slower

                            blank
               2.4.2:  66554190.0 i/s
               2.5.0:  55629883.2 i/s - 1.20x  slower

simple

$ benchmark-driver blank_loop.yml --output simple --rbenv '2.4.2;2.5.0'
benchmark results (i/s):
          2.4.2     2.5.0
empty  184.084M  117.319M
blank   65.843M   62.093M

markdown

$ benchmark-driver blank_loop.yml --output markdown --rbenv '2.4.2;2.5.0'

benchmark results (i/s)

2.4.2 2.5.0
empty 187.296M 117.662M
blank 58.895M 58.852M

record

Measure first, output with various formats later.

$ benchmark-driver blank_loop.yml --output record --rbenv '2.4.2;2.5.0'
benchmarking....

$ benchmark-driver benchmark_driver.record.yml --output compare
Calculating -------------------------------------
               empty   153.380M    114.228M i/s -     20.000M times in 0.130395s 0.175088s
               blank    67.834M     64.328M i/s -     20.000M times in 0.294836s 0.310906s

Comparison:
               empty: 153380113.9 i/s
               blank:  67834321.4 i/s - 2.26x  slower

$ benchmark-driver benchmark_driver.record.yml --output simple
benchmark results (i/s):
empty  153.380M  114.228M
blank   67.834M   64.328M

gruff

There is benchmark_driver-output-gruff plugin that renders a graph using gruff.gem.

benchmark-driver.github.io

Benchmark results for https://benchmark-driver.github.io are also stored by output plugin. You can integrate any system as you like.

Runner Options

Runner decides metrics to be collected. There are following default runner options.

ips, time, memory, once

Runner Description
ips Iteration per second (default)
time Elapsed seconds
memory Max resident set. This is supported only on Linux for now.
once Forces loop_count to 1 for testing
ruby_stdout Special runner to integrate existing benchmarks

ips

$ benchmark-driver blank_loop.yml --runner ips --rbenv '2.4.3;2.5.0'
Calculating -------------------------------------
                          2.4.3       2.5.0
               empty   228.802M    180.125M i/s -     20.000M times in 0.087412s 0.111034s
               blank    90.012M     88.853M i/s -     20.000M times in 0.222193s 0.225090s

Comparison:
                            empty
               2.4.3: 228801720.5 i/s
               2.5.0: 180124821.8 i/s - 1.27x  slower

                            blank
               2.4.3:  90012021.7 i/s
               2.5.0:  88853269.4 i/s - 1.01x  slower

time

$ benchmark-driver blank_loop.yml --runner time --rbenv '2.4.3;2.5.0'
Calculating -------------------------------------
                          2.4.3       2.5.0
               empty      0.087       0.110 s -     20.000M times
               blank      0.217       0.219 s -     20.000M times

Comparison:
                            empty
               2.5.0:         0.1 s
               2.4.3:         0.1 s - 1.26x  slower

                            blank
               2.5.0:         0.2 s
               2.4.3:         0.2 s - 1.01x  slower

memory

$ benchmark-driver blank_loop.yml --runner memory --rbenv '2.4.3;2.5.0'
Calculating -------------------------------------
                          2.4.3       2.5.0
               empty     9.192M      9.364M bytes -     20.000M times
               blank     9.080M      9.372M bytes -     20.000M times

Comparison:
                            empty
               2.4.3:   9192000.0 bytes
               2.5.0:   9364000.0 bytes - 1.02x  larger

                            blank
               2.4.3:   9080000.0 bytes
               2.5.0:   9372000.0 bytes - 1.03x  larger

once

Only for testing purpose.

$ benchmark-driver blank_loop.yml --runner once --rbenv '2.4.3;2.5.0'
Calculating -------------------------------------
                          2.4.3       2.5.0
               empty     1.818M      2.681M i/s -       1.000 times in 0.000001s 0.000000s
               blank     1.531M      2.421M i/s -       1.000 times in 0.000001s 0.000000s

Comparison:
                            empty
               2.5.0:   2680965.1 i/s
               2.4.3:   1818181.8 i/s - 1.47x  slower

                            blank
               2.5.0:   2421307.5 i/s
               2.4.3:   1531393.6 i/s - 1.58x  slower

ruby_stdout

See following example:

If you benchmark can run with ruby foo bar, specify foo bar to command:. Then write stdout_to_metrics: to convert stdout to metrics. This runner can be used only with YAML interface for now.

$ benchmark-driver benchmark.yml --verbose 1 --rbenv '2.6.0-dev;2.6.0-dev --jit'
2.6.0-dev: ruby 2.6.0dev (2018-03-21 trunk 62870) [x86_64-linux]
2.6.0-dev --jit: ruby 2.6.0dev (2018-03-21 trunk 62870) +JIT [x86_64-linux]
Calculating -------------------------------------
                      2.6.0-dev  2.6.0-dev --jit
           optcarrot     51.866           67.445 fps

Comparison:
                        optcarrot
     2.6.0-dev --jit:        67.4 fps
           2.6.0-dev:        51.9 fps - 1.30x  slower

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/benchmark-driver/benchmark-driver.

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.