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authorRichard Elias <richardx.elias@intel.com>2018-02-28 15:48:00 +0000
committerRichard Elias <richardx.elias@intel.com>2018-03-19 11:15:54 +0000
commit82a17a3d7c59a49105d6f3b2e4044ab19f77b0a0 (patch)
treea581b058b4fe287b317360f5505b3baf96d7e40a /docs/testing/user/userguide
parent50658b85db1d848ab1ebfa7daaac8ce479c793b4 (diff)
vsperf: Performance Matrix functionality support
The patch expands the vsperf --test-params argument with list functionality, which enables running multiple tests with different parameters. If more tests are run then parameters provided, the last parameters will be reused. Example: ./vsperf --test-params "['','TRAFFICGEN_PKTSIZE = (64,)']" phy2phy_cont phy2phy_cont CUMULATIVE_PARAMS if true, instead of using the default settings, each test will take the parameters of the previous test before applying it's own. The patch also adds the vsperf --matrix argument which analyzes and compares the results of all the tests run, printing it as a table, as well as saving it into a file in the results directory. MATRIX_METRIC metric used by Performance Matrix to compare tests. JIRA: VSPERF-554 Change-Id: I71530ddf110890612236a7e57039f249609c835b Signed-off-by: Richard Elias <richardx.elias@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Martin Klozik <martinx.klozik@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Al Morton <acmorton@att.com> Reviewed-by: Christian Trautman <ctrautma@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Sridhar Rao <sridhar.rao@spirent.com>
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diff --git a/docs/testing/user/userguide/testusage.rst b/docs/testing/user/userguide/testusage.rst
index 20c30a4..f679566 100644
--- a/docs/testing/user/userguide/testusage.rst
+++ b/docs/testing/user/userguide/testusage.rst
@@ -155,6 +155,17 @@ Example:
$ ./vsperf --test-params "TRAFFICGEN_DURATION=10;TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(128,);" \
"GUEST_LOOPBACK=['testpmd','l2fwd']" pvvp_tput
+The ``--test-params`` command line argument can also be used to override default
+configuration values for multiple tests. Providing a list of parameters will apply each
+element of the list to the test with the same index. If more tests are run than
+parameters provided the last element of the list will repeat.
+
+.. code:: console
+
+ $ ./vsperf --test-params "['TRAFFICGEN_DURATION=10;TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(128,)',"
+ "'TRAFFICGEN_DURATION=10;TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(64,)']" \
+ pvvp_tput pvvp_tput
+
The second option is to override configuration items by ``Parameters`` section
of the test case definition. The configuration items can be added into ``Parameters``
dictionary with their new values. These values will override values defined in
@@ -234,6 +245,12 @@ To run a single test:
Where $TESTNAME is the name of the vsperf test you would like to run.
+To run a test multiple times, repeat it:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+ $ ./vsperf $TESTNAME $TESTNAME $TESTNAME
+
To run a group of tests, for example all tests with a name containing
'RFC2544':
@@ -256,6 +273,30 @@ Some tests allow for configurable parameters, including test duration
--tests RFC2544Tput \
--test-params "TRAFFICGEN_DURATION=10;TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(128,)"
+To specify configurable parameters for multiple tests, use a list of
+parameters. One element for each test.
+
+.. code:: console
+
+ $ ./vsperf --conf-file user_settings.py \
+ --test-params "['TRAFFICGEN_DURATION=10;TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(128,)',"\
+ "'TRAFFICGEN_DURATION=10;TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(64,)']" \
+ phy2phy_cont phy2phy_cont
+
+If the ``CUMULATIVE_PARAMS`` setting is set to True and there are different parameters
+provided for each test using ``--test-params``, each test will take the parameters of
+the previous test before appyling it's own.
+With ``CUMULATIVE_PARAMS`` set to True the following command will be equivalent to the
+previous example:
+
+.. code:: console
+
+ $ ./vsperf --conf-file user_settings.py \
+ --test-params "['TRAFFICGEN_DURATION=10;TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(128,)',"\
+ "'TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(64,)']" \
+ phy2phy_cont phy2phy_cont
+ "
+
For all available options, check out the help dialog:
.. code-block:: console
@@ -584,7 +625,7 @@ The supported dpdk guest bind drivers are:
.. code-block:: console
- 'uio_pci_generic' - Use uio_pci_generic driver
+ 'uio_pci_generic' - Use uio_pci_generic driver
'igb_uio_from_src' - Build and use the igb_uio driver from the dpdk src
files
'vfio_no_iommu' - Use vfio with no iommu option. This requires custom
@@ -915,6 +956,39 @@ Example of execution of VSPERF in "trafficgen" mode:
$ ./vsperf -m trafficgen --trafficgen IxNet --conf-file vsperf.conf \
--test-params "TRAFFIC={'traffic_type':'rfc2544_continuous','bidir':'False','framerate':60}"
+Performance Matrix
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+The ``--matrix`` command line argument analyses and displays the performance of
+all the tests run. Using the metric specified by ``MATRIX_METRIC`` in the conf-file,
+the first test is set as the baseline and all the other tests are compared to it.
+The ``MATRIX_METRIC`` must always refer to a numeric value to enable comparision.
+A table, with the test ID, metric value, the change of the metric in %, testname
+and the test parameters used for each test, is printed out as well as saved into the
+results directory.
+
+Example of 2 tests being compared using Performance Matrix:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+ $ ./vsperf --conf-file user_settings.py \
+ --test-params "['TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(64,)',"\
+ "'TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=(128,)']" \
+ phy2phy_cont phy2phy_cont --matrix
+
+Example output:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+ +------+--------------+---------------------+----------+---------------------------------------+
+ | ID | Name | throughput_rx_fps | Change | Parameters, CUMULATIVE_PARAMS = False |
+ +======+==============+=====================+==========+=======================================+
+ | 0 | phy2phy_cont | 23749000.000 | 0 | 'TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES': [64] |
+ +------+--------------+---------------------+----------+---------------------------------------+
+ | 1 | phy2phy_cont | 16850500.000 | -29.048 | 'TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES': [128] |
+ +------+--------------+---------------------+----------+---------------------------------------+
+
+
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