[webkit-dev] Re: [webkit-changes]  trunk
koivisto at iki.fi
Wed Aug 8 03:13:59 PDT 2007
These are good ideas. O(n^2) fixes really should have regression tests
attached, like any other bug fixes.
On 8/8/07, Andre-John Mas <ajmas at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> I am just wondering whether it should be the other way round, in that
> how many iterations can be done in time x. The logic here is that as
> processors gets faster a given number of iterations will eventually
> reach a value near zero. On the other hand for a given time period
> there is much more room for expansion on the number of iterations
> On 7-Aug-07, at 19:04 , Mitz Pettel wrote:
> > If I understood the bug fix and the test correctly, then a test
> > like this might work: do 5000 iterations (instead of 30000) and
> > look at the ratio between the time the first 500 and last 500
> > iterations take.
> > On Aug 7, 2007, at 5:22 PM, 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.
> >> antti
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