Automatic System for Linux Kernel Performance Testing

We introduce an automatic and open kernel testing system. We argue that only by opening a test system to the community and aggregating the results from a variety of sources can one get a comprehensive picture of the kernel's performance status. Our system can also help identifying problems with specific parts of code whether it is a device driver, some other module, or platform-specific code. Design of both client and server parts of the system is described. Since the system is open, specific emphasis in the client part is placed on successful automation and configuration of the testing process. The emphasis of the server part is placed on regression detection and accidental/malicious input elimination. Current implementation status is presented.

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