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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Benchmarking tools on Mirage

Hi Filipe,

If it's an existing tool, it might be worth trying to compile it as a unikernel 
via rumprun as well...


> On 10 Dec 2015, at 10:16, Filipe Manco <filipe.manco@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi
> Thank you for the pointers.
> I was looking for something like a port of the stress tool (or similar) to an 
> unikernel. I'll take a look at this stuff and figure if we can reuse some of 
> it, otherwise we might just port some tool to minios ourselves.
> Best
> Filipe
> On 07-12-2015 19:07, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
>> On 3 Dec 2015, at 14:01, Filipe Manco <Filipe.Manco@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi Anil
>>> I'm looking for benchmarking utilities implemented on top of unikernels, 
>>> for some benchmarking work we're doing here at NEC. We're looking for 
>>> something that is able to do network and block IO, CPU and memory 
>>> utilization tests, etc. Something similar to stress. Is there something 
>>> implemented on top of Mirage that you know about?
>> Hi Filipe,
>> CCing the devel list, as there have been a number of small tools over the
>> years, but the status of each varies.
>> I'm aware of:
>> - individual apps for papers (like Jitsu/NSDI, ASPLOS) which are captured
>>   in their respective repositories but frozen to that version.
>> - library test cases that exist (e.g. in Irmin) that stress that particular
>>   subsystem.
>> - Jon Ludlam from Citrix built some Xen-specific unikernels that could
>>   run under XenRT, but not sure if this is still run or maintained.
>> Having some focussed tests on network and block performance in particular
>> would be valuable and quite easy to setup.  There's a really good
>> benchmarking suite in Core_bench that does multivariate analysis:
>> https://blogs.janestreet.com/core_bench-micro-benchmarking-for-ocaml/
>> -anil
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