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From Michael Felt <>
Subject Re: setting up testing
Date Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:49:10 GMT

On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM, Rainer Jung <> wrote:

> On 02.03.2012 11:44, Michael Felt wrote:
>> Well, as long as I dont need a compiler (as I dont have one installed
>> here, dont want test to be dependent on compiler, or dev related files
>> not normally found on production system) this wont be a problem - I will
>> just install the packages and then execute the tests.
> As Jeff wrote: the test suite needs a compiler, because it builds
> additional modules that come with the test suite first.
> You might be able to start tests and let the modules build and then later
> move everything to a non-dev box and rerun the tests there (which will not
> try to build those modules again). Never tried it, but you should at least
> move it to the same directory on the other box.
>  However, as noted for the performance benchmark between ngix (or
>> something like that) and httpd-2.4.1 - testing over network interfaces,
>> rather than on local host is also needed (if not preferred).
> The test suite checks functionality and bug regressions. It doesn't test
> performance. For performance tests you will need specialized tools and the
> results will depend a lot on the type of environment used, the
> configuration and the use cases being simulated.
> Regards,
> Rainer

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