David Manley perf comments
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Comments for Performance Documentation
- Additional details regarding Framework Prerequisites would reduce confusion. There isn't any harm in "dumbing it down" a level.
- Order of installations
- Python options
- Cygwin options (packages)
- Where to put the .dll
- Are given path values the defaults? Is there any forseeable reason that they would be different?
- Confusion - you seem to be contradicting yourself
(Optional) For the page load test to work, modify the hostperm.1 file * Set to allow urls with scheme:file to open in new windows * Set the preference to open new windows in a tab should be off.
# Permission File # This is a generated file! Do not edit.
- What do I modify? The paths?
- Highlight sections that need to be modified or "may" need to be modified. Within code, could be hard to understand.
Running the test will close any existing Firefox windows.
- This should be BOLD CAPS MAJOR, almost lost all my wiki edits.
Skewing the Test
- How much of this test is reliant on applications currently running on the system? Can one skew the test results to give inaccurate readings by overloading the system?
- By running a quick test I realized that by overloading the processor, the results of the test become much less useful. Before running the test framework I started a multitude of applications to occupy the processor:
- 2 x YouTube Flash Video Sites
- 1 x Disk Defragmenter
- 1 x Flash Game
- 1 x Flash Media Site
- 1 x Windows Media Streamed Video
- By looking at the images below, the Normal test's % of processor peaks at approximately 26.5%. In contrast the overloaded test shows a low point of 26.5%. This result actually has nothing to do with Firefox, but everything to do with stress put on the processor from external applications. In addition the other results were affected aswell.
- Normal Test
- With Overloaded Processor