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General info ============ A couple of parts make up the performance suite: * perf-suite-tool - a simple tool that runs a given (HTML) test with given settings (passed via command line) and outputs the results to an XML file. * perf-suite-runner - the main tool that runs the whole performance suite according to the drtlist.xml file describing the tests and puts the results in the database. * perf-suite-generator - generates an up-to-date HTML report file by processing the current data in the database. * perf-suite-set - contains the tests. Index in drtlist.xml. * perf-report - the index.html file is generated here by the perf-suite-generator. Running the suite ================= To run an iteration of the performance tests (and generate the results) one needs to run the perf-suite-runner and later perf-suite-generator. The easiest way to do that is: $> make run-perf To view the results, open perf-report/index.html in your web browser. Configuring runs (passes) ========================= Each iteration of the performance tests (a "pass") can have some data associated with it. This data (if available) is displayed in the report. The basic pass data includes: * Short name - a short name of the pass, ie. revision number ("r1212121") * Author - author associated with the pass, ie. commiter ("michael") * ChangeLog - changelog entry associated with the pass Those options can be specified via command line when running the tools (use --help switch to get more details). Additionally, one can use env vars to set them. Respective variables are: * PERF_SHORT_NAME * PERF_AUTHOR * PERF_CHANGE_LOG So, in example, to set the short name: $> PERF_SHORT_NAME="r123" PERF_AUTHOR="mdk" make run-perf Options passed via command line have higher precedence than those passed via env variables. The `make` command runs the tools with no cmd line options. Additionally, the PERF_DATABASE_FILE variable can be used to specify a location for storing the results. Auto running with SVN data ========================== To have all the meta-data fetched automatically from the (current) SVN repository, run: $> svn-dispatcher This is mostly meant for automated scripts. Running single test =================== To run a single test (without storing the results in the database) use the PERF_TEST_ID variable. In example: $> PERF_TEST_ID="1" make run-perf The results of this run will only be printed to the console.