stress2 is now in projects

Alfred Perlstein alfred at
Sun Jan 18 12:31:34 PST 2009

* Kris Kennaway <kris at> [090118 05:52] wrote:
> Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> >Peter Holm <pho at> writes:
> >>The key functionality of this test suite is that it runs a random
> >>number of test programs for a random period, in random incarnations
> >>and in random sequence.
> >
> >In other words, it's non-deterministic and non-reproducable.
> >
> >You should at the very least allow the user to specify the random seed.
> >
> >DES
> I doubt this will help at all since the test suite is (by design) 
> massively parallel, so you're at the mercy of small timing changes.

If the start and stop times of the scripts were recorded one could
synch with the original potentially between runs, at least on the
same hardware it ran.

Basically, replay the suite based on time instead of random.


More information about the freebsd-arch mailing list