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From Vladimir Sitnikov <sitnikov.vladi...@gmail.com>
Subject Failed samples and aggregate report
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:38:39 GMT
Hi,

I believe JMeter support of tracking failed samples can be
significantly improved.
Each and every manual suggests using "Aggregate Report" ([1]) or
friends, however it silently returns wrong data without any warning.

For instance: (sample, response time, status)
Sample1, 9 sec, OK
Sample1, 0 sec, ERR
Sample1, 0 sec, ERR

JMeter would show "average response time" as 3 seconds, and same for
percentiles (median should be 9 seconds, not 0).
However, it is common for failed requests to run much faster.
It does not matter very much how fast you can crash, but it does
matter how fast the successful responses are.

I see two problems here:
1) Default configuration averages/computes quantiles for both OK and
ERR responses. So users get wrong values in the report.
2) There is no easy way to track OK and ERR separately. Well, one can
add _two_ copies of AggregateReport (one for success, another one for
fails), however is that ever suggested in the documentation? Is that a
good user experience? One would have to switch back and forth from one
to another.

Any ideas/plans to fix that?

Well, I do not suggest implementing full set of reporting yet, but it
is a pity to see how performance engineers report wrong results unless
you pinpoint all those JMeter pitfalls.

[1]: http://jmeter.apache.org/usermanual/component_reference.html#Aggregate_Report

-- 
Regards,
Vladimir Sitnikov

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