[zeromq-dev] Packaging perf tests (was Re: Debian package / small manpage issue)

Martin Lucina mato at kotelna.sk
Tue Jan 26 18:01:29 CET 2010

sustrik at 250bpm.com said:
> Performance tests are quite important for the people deploying a 
> low-latency and high-throughput system. It's the basic tool to let them 
> understand limits of the networking/messaging fabric so dropping it from 
> the package would be rather annoying for them.

Follwing some discussion with Martin I think we shouldn't package the perf
tests at all, at least not in their current state. No distro would like to
see "remote_thr" in /usr/bin :-)

For Debian it may make sense to include the perf source code as part of a
-dev package and just stick it in e.g. /usr/share/doc/.../perf.

Is there a GIT tree or similar for the current Debian packaging work that I
can look at?

Further, given that the performance tests are useful, it'd be a nice
community project for someone to take these and turn them into a proper
product, e.g. with a command line driver "zmq-perf" for the entire suite.
Once we have something like this it'd then make sense to package it.


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