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This test case tests the basic functionality of tuned tool. This tool can statically and dynamically tune your system according to selected profile.


  1. Check that you have Package-x-generic-16.pngtuned package version 2 or newer installed:
    $ rpm -q tuned
    There must be installed tuned version 2 or newer (but not 1) and tuned-utils subpackage.
    • If not install it:
    # yum install tuned tuned-utils

How to test

  1. Start tuned (via systemd):
    # systemctl start tuned.service
  2. List all available profiles:
    # tuned-adm list
  3. Let tuned to recommend you the best profile for your system:
    # tuned-adm recommend
    # tuned-adm list
  4. Try to switch between profiles, e.g. for powersave profile:
    # tuned-adm profile powersave
  5. Check if the profile was really set by:
    # tuned-adm active
  6. Try several other profiles, you can use the:
    # pmtd-selinux-test
    to automatically go through all available (installed) profiles in a loop and output SELinux AVCs.
  7. Try to generate tuned profile from powertop's suggestions:
    # powertop2tuned test-profile
    In this generated profile all powertop's tunings are initially disabled, you can selectively enable them by editing /etc/tuned/test-profile/
  8. Try to switch to generated profile:
    # tuned-adm profile test-profile
  9. Switch back to balanced profile:
    # tuned-adm profile balanced
  10. Remove generated profile:
    # rm -rf /etc/tuned/test-profile
  11. When done switch tuned completely off by:
    # systemctl stop tuned.service
  12. Check if the tuned process is not left running by:
    # pgrep -l tuned

Expected Results

  1. No errors while switching / generating profiles.
  2. No SELinux AVCs.
    • In case there are some SELinux AVCs (they look like the example bellow, please file a bug on component selinux-policy:
      type=SYSCALL msg=audit(10/10/2012 08:11:23.095:165) : arch=x86_64 syscall=statfs success=no exit=-13(Permission denied) ...
  3. Tuned should recommend the 'balanced' profile in the most cases on the bare metal, the 'virtual-guest' profile when running in the virtual machine. The rules for selecting the best profile can be customized in the /etc/tuned/recommend.conf (you can use /usr/lib/tuned/recommend.conf as a template, copy it to the /etc/tuned and edit).
  4. No left tuned process when switched off (ksmtuned not counted).