Linux-Bench - Easier way to test the development script

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Patrick

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For those feeling somewhat adventurous I know that typing the raw.githubusercontent... information is a pain if you are trying to test the latest and greatest Linux-Bench development script.

The main script can still be found at http://linux-bench.com/linux-bench.sh

I made a short script that times the entire run but also downloads and runs the development script. By short, it is 2 lines but it makes life easier and will stay updated for the latest development script where we are working on ARM support and the new results parser.

bash <(curl -sk http://linux-bench.com/lb-test.sh)

That is all that one needs now to run the latest and greatest development version. I do want to emphasize that the beta script is not perfect. For example, it will load to the old parser but not the new parser (working on that error today).

@Chuckleb may be a little bit different methodology but it is largely what you have been looking to do for some time.
 

Patrick

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Yay! Will be easier for folks to test.
In fact, easier (fewer characters) than the original script :) I have been running more benchmarks due to the BW-DE testing.

What would be really, really, slick is if we could get a bootable ISO that would install curl and run that command automatically. I wonder how much it would cost to get something like that? Maybe one for the main script one for the development one.
 

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What would be really, really, slick is if we could get a bootable ISO that would install curl and run that command automatically. I wonder how much it would cost to get something like that? Maybe one for the main script one for the development one.
There's diskimage-builder. A custom image could be created that will run linux-bench after booting. Might be easier to just include the full script in the image so internet access isn't required. Finally, it looks like converting an image to a bootable ISO isn't too difficult. I don't see anything obvious yet but getting a bootable USB stick should be pretty easy.
 

sean

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What would be really, really, slick is if we could get a bootable ISO that would install curl and run that command automatically. I wonder how much it would cost to get something like that? Maybe one for the main script one for the development one.
I am testing something that does that right now. Created a qcow2 image that I booted a VM from and it started Linux-Bench. Unfortunately I don't know where it is in the script because the screensaver kicked in and it's just a black screen now. My poor laptop's fan indicates it's not done yet. I think the image could be converted to raw and put on a USB drive too.

How would you like the code? I forked the GitHub repository and can make a pull request.
 

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Awesome! I think it might still be going since I do not see a debug notification I get from beta.linux-bench.com right now when there is a new result.

En route to the datacenter now but will look this up when I get back.