[cgl_discussion] Re: Some POSIX Timers testing data

Randy.Dunlap rddunlap at osdl.org
Mon Jan 20 14:04:14 PST 2003

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Fleischer, Julie N wrote:

| Randy/CGL -
| On the POSIX Test Suite website, we've published our results of running the
| latest POSIX conformance Timers tests against the two different Timers
| implementations (high-res-timers and the alternate POSIX timers).  If you
| are interested, you can see them at URL:
| http://posixtest.sourceforge.net/testpass.html.
| These tests are conformance tests designed to test that the lines of the
| POSIX System Interfaces specification applying to Timers are implemented.
| This is just a small set of the eventual POSIX Test Timers suite, which
| would be one piece of the evaluation criteria CGL might use to evaluate a
| distribution.  The final suite will include additional conformance tests
| (for process CPU Time plus any test case enhancements made), functional
| tests (to test not just conformance, but full functionality), and
| performance and stress tests (which will show how well the distributions
| handle stress conditions).  I would also imagine the evaluation criteria
| would involve prioritizing which of these areas is the most important to CGL
| and then examining the data with that priority ordering in mind.
| So, these results definitely do not give a full picture comparison (There's
| still quite a bit of work to do there.), but they show the progress made so
| far.  Next steps are functional and stress tests of Timers.

Hi Julie-

Thanks!  That looks very helpful.


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