Pbench Stories in Ready

A Benchmarking and Performance Analysis Framework

The code base includes three sub-systems. The first being the collection agent or harness, pbench-agent, responsible for providing commands for running benchmarks across one or more systems, while properly collecting the configuration of those systems, their logs, and specified telemetry from various tools (sar, vmstat, perf, etc.).

The second sub-system included here is bgtasks, or "back-ground tasks", which is responsible for archiving result tar balls, indexing them, and unpacking them for display.

The third sub-system included here is the web server used to display various graphs and results, and any other content generated by the background tasks, or by the pbench-agent during benchmark and tool post-processing steps.

How is it installed?

Instructions on installing pbench-agent, and other components, can be found in the "How to Install" section of the Getting Started Guide.

For Fedora, CentOS, and RHEL users, we have made available COPR builds for the pbench-agent, configtools, pbench-server and some benchmarks packages.

How do I use pbench?

Refer to this Getting Started Guide

TL;DR? See Section 4 of the Getting Started Guide for a super quick set of introductory steps.

Where is the source kept?

The latest source code is at https://github.com/distributed-system-analysis/pbench.

Is there a mailing list for discussions?

Yes, we use Google Groups

Is there a place to track current and future work items?

Yes, we are using GitHub Issues and Pull Requests managed via Waffle.io for that.