[webkit-dev] Re: [webkit-changes] [24907] trunk

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Aug 7 10:09:19 PDT 2007

On Aug 7, 2007, at 7:22 AM, Antti Koivisto wrote:

> On 8/7/07, Mitz Pettel <opendarwin.org at mitzpettel.com> wrote:
>> On Aug 7, 2007, at 2:15 PM, antti at webkit.org wrote:
>> - added performance test. With debug build on MBP this takes about  
>> 1.5s to
>> run.
>> * fast/block/basic/stress-shallow-nested-expected.txt: Added.
>> * fast/block/basic/stress-shallow-nested.html: Added.
>> (emphases mine). Nothing about that makes sense to me.
> Are you objecting to testing performance regressions as part of the
> test suite in general or particular method here? I'm open to
> suggestions.
> It does not take long to run (300ms on release, 1.5s on debug MBP) so
> I thought it would be appropriate for automatic test. There are
> similar cases in the suite already. It needs to have non-zero
> execution time so that O(n^2) nature of the bug shows up in testable
> way.

The main question for me would be whether this will fail if the  
performance bug was somehow reintroduced. Would it take so long that  
the watchdog timer would think the test had hanged and kick in?

  - Maciej

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