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phoronix-test-suite(1)					      General Commands Manual					    phoronix-test-suite(1)

NAME
phoronix-test-suite - The Phoronix Test Suite is an extensible open-source platform for performing testing and performance evaluation. SYNOPSIS
phoronix-test-suite [options] phoronix-test-suite benchmark [test | suite] DESCRIPTION
The Phoronix Test Suite is the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform available for Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, and BSD operat- ing systems. The Phoronix Test Suite allows for carrying out tests in a fully automated manner from test installation to execution and reporting. All tests are meant to be easily reproducible, easy-to-use, and support fully automated execution. The Phoronix Test Suite is open-source under the GNU GPLv3 license and is developed by Phoronix Media in cooperation with partners. Version 1.0 of the Phoronix Test Suite was publicly released in 2008. OPTIONS
TEST INSTALLATION install [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option will install the selected test(s) inside the testing environment directory). The install process from downloading of the test files to the installation is fully automated. The install option needs to be supplied with the test name or suite as an argument. Optionally, a OpenBenchmarking.org ID or the name of a saved results file can be supplied as well and the test(s) to install will automatically be extracted from that information. If the test is already installed and was run by the latest version of the installation process, no action will be taken. Multiple arguments can be supplied to install additional tests at the same time. install-dependencies [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option will install the external dependencies needed by the selected test(s) using the distribution's package management sys- tem. For example, some tests depend upon GCC for compiling code. If GCC is not detected on the system, the Phoronix Test Suite will attempt to install GCC using the distribution's package management system. If you are running this command as a local user, you may be prompted for the root password while the process is running. For unsupported distributions, the dependency names will be dis- played along with common names for the package. The install-dependencies option needs to be supplied with the test name or suite as an argument. When using the install option, the external dependencies are automatically checked. make-download-cache This option will create a download cache for use by the Phoronix Test Suite. remove-installed-test [Test] This option will permanently remove a installed test by the Phoronix Test Suite. TESTING benchmark [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option will install the selected test(s) (if needed) and will proceed to run the test(s). This option is equivalent to running phoronix-test-suite with the install option followed by the run option. Multiple arguments can be supplied to run additional tests at the same time and save the results into one file. finish-run [Test Result] This option can be used if a test run had not properly finished running all tests within a saved results file. Using this option when specifying a saved results file where all tests had not completed will attempt to finish testing on the remaining tests where there are missing results. recover-run [Unknown Object] This option is similar to finish-run and can be used to finish running a set of tests that were started but never finished. Using this option when specifying a saved results file where all tests had not completed will attempt to finish testing on the remaining tests where there are missing results. Differing from <em>finish-run</em>, <em>recover-run</em> can be used if the system had crashed during the testing process and the test results from before the crash happened can generally be recovered. run [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option will run the selected test(s). run-tests-in-suite This option can be used if you wish to run all of the tests found in a supplied suite, but you wish to re-configure each of the test options rather than using the defaults supplied by the suite. BATCH TESTING batch-benchmark [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option and its arguments are equivalent to the benchmark option, but the process will be run in the Phoronix Test Suite batch mode. batch-install [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... If you wish to run the install process in the Phoronix Test Suite batch mode but do not wish to run any tests at this time. Running the install process in the batch mode will use the default values and not prompt the user of any possible options, to ensure the process is fully automated. batch-run [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option and its arguments are equivalent to the run option, but the process will be run in the Phoronix Test Suite batch mode. batch-setup This option is used to configure the batch mode options for the Phoronix Test Suite, which is subsequently written to the user con- figuration file. Among the options are whether to automatically upload the test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and prompting for the saved file name. default-benchmark [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option will install the selected test(s) (if needed) and will proceed to run the test(s) in the defaults mode. This option is equivalent to running phoronix-test-suite with the install option followed by the default-run option. default-run [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option will run the selected test(s). The name of the test or suite must be supplied or the OpenBenchmarking.org ID or saved local file name. Multiple arguments can be supplied to run additional tests at the same time and save the results in a suite-like fashion. Unlike the normal run option, the default-run will not prompt the user to select from the available test options but will instead use the default options as automatically set by pts-core or the test profile. Use batch-run to automatically test all of the available options. OPENBENCHMARKING.ORG clone-result [OpenBenchmarking.org ID] ... This option will download a local copy of a file that was saved to OpenBenchmarking.org, as long as a valid public ID is supplied. More than one ID can be specified and the results will then be merged. openbenchmarking-changes This option will list recent changes to test profiles of enabled OpenBenchmarking.org repositories. openbenchmarking-launcher This option is called automatically with the .openbenchmarking MIME file extension support for launching OpenBenchmarking.org opera- tions. openbenchmarking-login This option is used for controlling your Phoronix Test Suite client options for OpenBechmarking.org and syncing the client to your account. openbenchmarking-refresh This option is used for refreshing the stored OpenBenchmarking.org repostory information and other data. The Phoronix Test Suite will automatically refresh this data every three days or when other thresholds are exceeded, but this command can be used to manu- ally refresh/updates the data. openbenchmarking-repositories This option will list the OpenBenchmarking.org repositories currently linked to this Phoronix Test Suite client instance. upload-result [Test Result] This option is used for uploading a test result to OpenBenchmarking.org. upload-test-profile This option can be used for uploading a test profile to your account on OpenBenchmarking.org. By uploading your test profile to OpenBenchmarking.org, others are then able to browse and access this test suite for easy distribution in a seamless manner by other Phoronix Test Suite clients. upload-test-suite This option can be used for uploading a test suite to your account on OpenBenchmarking.org. By uploading your test suite to Open- Benchmarking.org, others are then able to browse and access this test suite for easy distribution. SYSTEM detailed-system-info Display detailed information about the installed system hardware and software information as detected by the Phoronix Test Suite Phodevi Library. diagnostics This option will print information that is useful to developers when debugging problems with the Phoronix Test Suite and/or test profiles and test suites. interactive A simple text-driven interactive interface to the Phoronix Test Suite. system-info Display the installed system hardware and software information as detected by the Phoronix Test Suite Phodevi Library. system-sensors Display the installed system hardware and software sensors in real-time as detected by the Phoronix Test Suite Phodevi Library. INFORMATION info [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] This option will show details about the supplied test, suite, virtual suite, or result file. list-available-suites This option will list all available test suites that are available from the enabled OpenBenchmarking.org repositories. list-available-tests This option will list all available test profiles that are available from the enabled OpenBenchmarking.org repositories. list-available-virtual-suites This option will list all available virtual test suites that can be dynamically created based upon the available tests from enabled OpenBenchmarking.org repositories. list-installed-dependencies This option will list all of the packages / external test dependencies that are already installed on the system that the Phoronix Test Suite may potentially depend upon by test profiles. list-installed-suites This option will list all suites that are currently installed on the system. list-installed-tests This option will list all test profiles that are currently installed on the system. list-missing-dependencies This option will list all of the packages / external test dependencies that are missing from the system that the Phoronix Test Suite may potentially need by select test profiles. list-possible-dependencies This option will list all of the packages / external test dependencies that are are potentially used by the Phoronix Test Suite. list-saved-results This option will list all of the saved test results found on the system. list-test-usage This option will list various details about installed tests and their usage. ASSET CREATION debug-install [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option is intended for use by test profile writers and is identical to the install option but will yield more information during the run process that can be used to debug issues with a test profile installer or to verify the test profile is functioning correctly. debug-run [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option is intended for use by test profile writers and is identical to the <em>run</em> option but will yield more information during the run process that can be used to debug issues with a test profile or to verify the test profile is functioning correctly. debug-test-download-links [Test | Suite] This option will check all download links within the specified test profile(s) to ensure there are no broken URLs. download-test-files [Test | Suite] ... This will download the selected test file(s) to the Phoronix Test Suite download cache but will not install the tests. force-install [Test | Suite | OpenBenchmarking.org ID | Test Result] ... This option will force the installation (or re-installation) of a test or suite. The arguments and process is similar to the install option but even if the test is installed, the entire installation process will automatically be executed. This option is generally used when debugging a test installation problem. result-file-to-suite [Test Result] This option will guide the user through the process of generating their own test suite, which they can then run, that is based upon an existing test results file. validate-result-file This option can be used for validating a Phoronix Test Suite result file as being compliant against the OpenBenchmarking.org speci- fication. validate-test-profile This option can be used for validating a Phoronix Test Suite test profile as being compliant against the OpenBenchmarking.org speci- fication. validate-test-suite This option can be used for validating a Phoronix Test Suite test suite as being compliant against the OpenBenchmarking.org specifi- cation. RESULT MANAGEMENT copy-run-in-result-file [Test Result] This option is used if you wish to change an existing test run within a saved results file. extract-from-result-file [Test Result] This option will extract a single set of test results from a saved results file that contains multiple test results that have been merged. The user is the prompted to specify a new result file name and select which result identifier to extract. merge-results [Test Result] ... This option will manually merge multiple sets of test results generated by the Phoronix Test Suite. refresh-graphs [Test Result] This option will re-render and save all result graphs within a saved file. This option can be used when making modifications to the graphing code or its color/option configuration file and testing the changes. remove-from-result-file [Test Result] This option is used if there is a set of test results you wish to remove/delete from a saved results file. The user must specify a saved results file and then they will be prompted to select the results identifier associated with the results they wish to remove. remove-result [Test Result] This option will permanently remove the saved file set that is set as the first argument. rename-identifier-in-result-file [Test Result] This option is used if you wish to change the name of the identifier in a test results file that is shown in the Phoronix Test Suite Results Viewer and the contained graphs. reorder-result-file [Test Result] This option is used if you wish to change the order in which test results are shown in the Phoronix Test Suite Results Viewer and the contained graphs. The user must specify a saved results file and then they will be prompted to select the results identifiers one at a time in the order they would like them to be displayed from left to right. result-file-to-csv [Test Result] This option will read a saved test results file and output the system hardware and software information along with the results to a CSV output. The CSV (Comma Separated Values) output can then be loaded into a spreadsheet for easy viewing. result-file-to-pdf [Test Result] This option will read a saved test results file and output the system hardware and software information along with the results to a PDF file. result-file-to-text [Test Result] This option will read a saved test results file and output the system hardware and software information to the terminal. The test results are also outputted. show-result [Test Result] Open up the test results in the Phoronix Test Suite Result Viewer or on OpenBenchmarking.org. RESULT ANALYTICS analyze-all-runs [Test Result] This option will generate a candlestick graph showing the distribution of results from all trial runs. The candlestick graph is similar to the Japanese candlestick charts used by the financial industry, except instead of repre- senting stock data it is numerical result data from all trial runs.0he tip of the upper-wick represents the highest value of the test runs with the tip of the lower-wick representing the lowest value of all test runs. The upper-edge of the candle body repre- sents the first or last run value and the lower-edge represents the first or last run value. Lastly, if the last run value is less than the first run value, the candle body is the same color as the graph background, otherwise the last run value is greater. analyze-batch [Test Result] This option will analyze a batch results file and plot out the performance impact from the different options onto a line graph (i.e. to see the impact that changing the video resolution has on the system's performance). analyze-image-delta [Test Result] This option will analyze a test result file if it contains any test results that produced an image quality comparison (IQC) and will render image deltas illustrating the difference between images from two test results. OTHER build-suite This option will guide the user through the process of generating their own test suite, which they can then run. Option- ally, passed as arguments can be the test(s) or suite(s) to add to the suite to be created, instead of being prompted through the process. help This option will display the list of available Phoronix Test Suite commands. network-setup This option allows the user to configure how the Phoronix Test Suite connects to OpenBenchmarking.org and other web-services. Con- necting through an HTTP proxy can be configured through this option. rebuild-composite-xml [Test Result] This option can be used to rebuild your composite XML file in the event that the main result file was corrupted and the test-X.xml files are still present in the result file directory. user-config-reset This option can be used for resetting the Phoronix Test Suite user configuration file to its default state. user-config-set This option can be used for setting an XML value in the Phoronix Test Suite user configuration file. version This option will display the Phoronix Test Suite client version. MODULES r p list-modules This option will list all of the available Phoronix Test Suite modules on this system. module-info [Phoronix Test Suite Module] This option will show detailed information on a Phoronix Test Suite module such as the version, developer, and a description of its purpose. module-setup [Phoronix Test Suite Module] This option will allow you to configure all available end-user options for a Phoronix Test Suite module. These options are then stored within the user's configuration file. Not all modules may have options that can be configured by the end-user. SEE ALSO Websites: http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/ http://commercial.phoronix-test-suite.com/ http://www.openbenchmarking.org/ http://www.phoronix.com/ http://www.phoronix.com/forums/ AUTHORS
Copyright 2008 - 2012 by Phoronix Media, Michael Larabel.
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