[PATCH] Add benchmarking-only mode to the test suite
Yi Kong
kongy.dev at gmail.com
Thu May 15 15:41:04 PDT 2014
On 15 May 2014 13:59, Hal Finkel <hfinkel at anl.gov> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Yi Kong" <kongy.dev at gmail.com>
>> To: "Hal Finkel" <hfinkel at anl.gov>
>> Cc: "Eric Christopher" <echristo at gmail.com>, "llvm-commits" <llvm-commits at cs.uiuc.edu>, "Tobias Grosser"
>> <tobias at grosser.es>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:26:54 AM
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add benchmarking-only mode to the test suite
>>
>> Hi Hal Finkel,
>>
>> What's the criteria you use to to decide useful benchmarks?
>
> Please refer to the LLVMDev thread "[RFC] Benchmarking subset of the test suite" in which I explain my methadology in detail.
I think the approach you've taken is indeed sensible. However I don't
really agree with your make -j6 option. The Xeon chip you are testing
on only has 4 core, which means a lot of context switch happens. The
noise produced by that would be far too great for "normal"
environment. Also I believe that the testing machine should be as
quiet as possible, otherwise we are actually measuring the noise!
I've been investigating the timeit tool in test suite. It turns out to
be really inaccurate, and sometimes it's the main source of noise we
are seeing. I've implemented using Linux perf tool to measure time. So
far it seems to produce much better results. I will publish the
finding with the patch in a separate thread once I've gathered enough
data points. Maybe with the more accurate timing tool, we might get a
different picture.
>
>>
>> I suggest you to also have a look at the standard deviation or MAD.
>
> Of course this has already been considered and taken into account ;)
>
>> Some of the tests have really large variance that we may not want to
>> include when benchmarking, eg.
>> Polybench/linear-algebra/kernels/3mm/3mm. I've attached a patch which
>> makes tables sortable so that it is easier to investigate.
>
> If you feel that there is a test or tests that have too large of a variance for useful benchmarking, please compose a list, explain your criteria, and we'll merge in some useful way.
Mainly Polybench/linear-algebra, but I can't give you the list right
now as LLVM LNT site is down again.
>
>>
>> I see you categorized some tests as not useful for benchmarking,
>> maybe
>> a better way to do is to extend running time by increasing problem
>> size? For example, blowfish can be modified to have more Feistel
>> rounds.
>
> Yes, this is certainly true. My goal here is to represent things as they are now; as tests are updated to be more useful for benchmarking, they can be removed from the exclusion list.
Sure.
>
> Thanks for the feedback!
>
> -Hal
>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Yi Kong
>>
>> On 14 May 2014 17:34, Hal Finkel <hfinkel at anl.gov> wrote:
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> >> From: "Eric Christopher" <echristo at gmail.com>
>> >> To: "Hal Finkel" <hfinkel at anl.gov>
>> >> Cc: "llvm-commits" <llvm-commits at cs.uiuc.edu>
>> >> Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:33:15 AM
>> >> Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add benchmarking-only mode to the test suite
>> >>
>> >> This looks good to me. One request would be for a
>> >> README.BENCHMARKING
>> >> file at the top that describes what's going on and what someone
>> >> should
>> >> do when adding a new test to the testsuite.
>> >
>> > That's a good idea; will do. Thanks!
>> >
>> > -Hal
>> >
>> >>
>> >> -eric
>> >>
>> >> On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 4:39 PM, Hal Finkel <hfinkel at anl.gov>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > Hello everyone,
>> >> >
>> >> > To follow-up on last week's thread on adding a benchmarking-only
>> >> > mode to the test suite, which excludes those programs unlikely
>> >> > to
>> >> > use useful as benchmarks, here's a patch which provides an
>> >> > implementation. When BENCHMARKING_ONLY is defined, the following
>> >> > programs should be excluded:
>> >> >
>> >> > MultiSource/Applications/Burg/burg
>> >> > MultiSource/Applications/treecc/treecc
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/MiBench/office-ispell/office-ispell
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/MiBench/security-blowfish/security-blowfish
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/allroots/allroots
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/archie-client/archie
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/assembler/assembler
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/compiler/compiler
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/deriv1/deriv1
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/deriv2/deriv2
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/family/family
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/fixoutput/fixoutput
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/football/football
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/fsm/fsm
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/garage/garage
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/NP/np
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/objects/objects
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/office/office
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/plot2fig/plot2fig
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/shapes/shapes
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/simulator/simulator
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/TimberWolfMC/timberwolfmc
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/trees/trees
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/unix-smail/unix-smail
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C/unix-tbl/unix-tbl
>> >> > MultiSource/Benchmarks/Prolangs-C++/vcirc/vcirc
>> >> > SingleSource/Benchmarks/McGill/exptree
>> >> > SingleSource/Benchmarks/Shootout-C++/hello
>> >> > SingleSource/Benchmarks/Shootout-C++/reversefile
>> >> > SingleSource/Benchmarks/Shootout-C++/spellcheck
>> >> > SingleSource/Benchmarks/Shootout-C++/sumcol
>> >> > SingleSource/Benchmarks/Shootout-C++/wc
>> >> > SingleSource/Benchmarks/Shootout-C++/wordfreq
>> >> > SingleSource/Benchmarks/Shootout/hello
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/2003-05-14-array-init
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/2003-05-14-expr_stmt
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-05-14-initialize-string
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-05-21-BitfieldHandling
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-05-21-UnionBitfields
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-05-21-UnionTest
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-05-22-LocalTypeTest
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-05-22-VarSizeArray
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-05-23-TransparentUnion
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/2003-06-08-BaseType
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/2003-06-08-VirtualFunctions
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/2003-06-13-Crasher
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-06-16-InvalidInitializer
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-06-16-VolatileError
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/2003-08-20-EnumSizeProblem
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/2003-09-29-NonPODsByValue
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2003-10-12-GlobalVarInitializers
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2004-02-03-AggregateCopy
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2004-03-15-IndirectGoto
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2005-05-06-LongLongSignedShift
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/2008-01-07-LongDouble
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/2008-01-29-ParamAliasesReturn
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/2011-03-28-Bitfield
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/badidx
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/bigstack
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/BuiltinTypeInfo
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/callargs
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/casts
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/compare
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/ConstructorDestructorAttributes
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/DuffsDevice
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/class_hierarchy
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/ConditionalExpr
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/ctor_dtor_count
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/ctor_dtor_count-2
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/dead_try_block
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/exception_spec_test
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/function_try_block
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/inlined_cleanup
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/recursive-throw
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/simple_rethrow
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/simple_throw
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/EH/throw_rethrow_test
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/fixups
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/global_ctor
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/globalrefs
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/global_type
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/ofstream_ctor
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/pointer_arithmetic
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/pointer_member
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/pointer_method
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/pointer_method2
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/PR10189
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/PR1386
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/PR491
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/PR640
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C++/short_circuit_dtor
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/sumarray
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/sumarraymalloc
>> >> > SingleSource/Regression/C/testtrace
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-04-17-PrintfChar
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-05-02-ArgumentTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-05-02-CastTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-05-02-CastTest1
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-05-02-CastTest2
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-05-02-CastTest3
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-05-02-ManyArguments
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-05-03-NotTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-05-19-DivTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-08-02-CastTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-08-02-CastTest2
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-08-19-CodegenBug
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-10-09-ArrayResolution
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-10-12-StructureArgs
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-10-12-StructureArgsSimple
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-10-13-BadLoad
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2002-12-13-MishaTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-04-22-Switch
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-05-02-DependentPHI
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-05-07-VarArgs
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-05-12-MinIntProblem
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-05-14-AtExit
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-05-26-Shorts
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-05-31-CastToBool
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-05-31-LongShifts
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-07-06-IntOverflow
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-07-08-BitOpsTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-07-09-LoadShorts
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-07-09-SignedArgs
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-07-10-SignConversions
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-08-05-CastFPToUint
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-08-11-VaListArg
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-08-20-FoldBug
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-09-18-BitFieldTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-10-13-SwitchTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2003-10-29-ScalarReplBug
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2004-02-02-NegativeZero
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2004-06-20-StaticBitfieldInit
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2004-11-28-GlobalBoolLayout
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2005-05-11-Popcount-ffs-fls
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2005-05-12-Int64ToFP
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2005-05-13-SDivTwo
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2005-07-17-INT-To-FP
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2005-11-29-LongSwitch
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2006-01-29-SimpleIndirectCall
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2006-02-04-DivRem
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2006-12-01-float_varg
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2006-12-04-DynAllocAndRestore
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2006-12-07-Compare64BitConstant
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2006-12-11-LoadConstants
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2007-01-04-KNR-Args
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2007-03-02-VaCopy
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2007-04-25-weak
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2008-04-18-LoopBug
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2008-04-20-LoopBug2
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2008-07-13-InlineSetjmp
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2009-04-16-BitfieldInitialization
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2009-12-07-StructReturn
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/2010-05-24-BitfieldTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/AtomicOps
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/block-byref-cxxobj-test
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/block-byref-test
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/block-call-r7674133
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/block-copied-in-cxxobj
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/block-copied-in-cxxobj-1
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/blockstret
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/byval-alignment
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/conditional-gnu-ext
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/conditional-gnu-ext-cxx
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/DefaultInitDynArrays
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/FloatPrecision
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/initp1
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/member-function-pointers
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/printargs
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/SignlessTypes/cast2
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/SignlessTypes/cast-bug
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/SignlessTypes/ccc
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/SignlessTypes/div
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/SignlessTypes/factor
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/SignlessTypes/Large/cast
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/SignlessTypes/shr
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/stmtexpr
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/StructModifyTest
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/TestLoop
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Threads/2010-12-08-tls
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Threads/tls
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Vector/build
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Vector/divides
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Vector/sumarray
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Vector/sumarray-dbl
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/vla
>> >> >
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Vector/Altivec/2007-01-07-lvsl-lvsr-Regression
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Vector/Altivec/alti.sdot
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Vector/Altivec/casts
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/Vector/Altivec/test1
>> >> >
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/ms_struct-bitfield
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/ms_struct-bitfield-1
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/ms_struct-bitfield-init
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/ms_struct-bitfield-init-1
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/ms_struct_pack_layout
>> >> > SingleSource/UnitTests/ms_struct_pack_layout-1
>> >> >
>> >> > Please review.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks again,
>> >> > Hal
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > Hal Finkel
>> >> > Assistant Computational Scientist
>> >> > Leadership Computing Facility
>> >> > Argonne National Laboratory
>> >> >
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