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

Peter Busser busserpeter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 09:51:11 CET 2010


2010/1/26 Martin Lucina <mato at kotelna.sk>:
> 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 :-)

Besides that, the last time I tried to run the performance tests from
the package I created, it didn't run. It seems that the performance
tests are dependent on being run from the compiled source tree.

IMHO it would be better to remove them, than to put them in the -dev
package. They aren't used to develop anything. And they are not true
utilities either. So IMHO they deserve a package on their own.

> 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?

Yes, the ZeroMQ v2 Git repository contains the debian stuff in packages/debian.


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