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Thu May 02, 2009 From 12:00 to 00:00 UTC (7am -> 7pm ET) #fedora-qa)

What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on:

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

Prerequisite for Test Day

  • Rawhide fully updated (some tips below). Remember, Rawhide is an unsupported development branch: use an installation you don't mind getting broken.
  • FAS Account - you can create an account in 3 minutes if you don't have one
  • Selinux enabled. If you need to run in permissive mode please file a bug against selinux
no animals will be hurt during testing

How to test?

Update your machine to latest Rawhide

See the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide.

Make sure powertop is installed on your machine.

The tests can be run in various levels of accuracy depending on your system and additional equipment. For laptops the tests should be run on battery power so powertop can record the power usage. For normal systems use of a wattmeter like the ones from Watts Up can help record the power usage instead.

  1. Run powertop -d
  2. Run powertop -d on battery mode (laptops only)
  3. Run powertop -d with a wattmeter

Additionally if you install kernel-devel and kernel-debuginfo you can additionally install tuned-utils and run additional monitoring tools:

  1. Run diskdevstat
  2. Run netdevstat

The results of those can be combined with the results from the various powertop runs.

For automated recording we've written a script that checks for the various tools necessary to record the results and saves the available results in several files and makes a tarball of them via your system-id.

Additionally in case you don't want to do the upload the script will output a summary of the results which you can just copy and paste into the wiki page here as well.


The following testcases are available:

Plautruba testcase for testing of bluetooth on demand
  • In progress
    • Need to find proprer way how to test it.
      • powertop - good, but it cannot measure power consumtion
      • acpi - use battery info, aviable on notebooks disconnected from net
    • What measure
      • Services - various runlevels
      • disk, net
      • computer tuned up and not tuned

Problem is, we need long time for test, short time dont show up proper average or useful values

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