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Re: Test framework thoughts

On 15 Aug 2011, at 04:40, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:

> Yeah, I'm thinking that all of these pre- and post- conditions are just 
> targets in the make system, so you might have a .perf output in JSON format, 
> and could run assertion scripts over those.
> Dave pointed out the other day that, particularly with storage backends these 
> days, we don't really know what the optimal settings of all the various knobs 
> are, and so running a fitness function to explore the parameter space to 
> optimise a VM for a particular hardware setup would be quite easy with Mirage.

that sounds very cool - add a "-OX" or somesuch flag - i like the idea of whole 
system optimization like that.



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