[drupal-devel] Up for some serious benchmarking?

Gerhard Killesreiter killesreiter at physik.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Feb 3 14:47:54 UTC 2005

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Dries Buytaert wrote:

> Dries Buytaert wrote:
> > <redLED_> i forget about it for a week
> > <redLED_> and come reclaim it later
> If anyone wants to help benchmark Drupal, or wants to take a lead in
> this experiment, raise you hand.  If not, I might give it a go myself as

I am obviously interested.

> it is quite interesting to play with.  The fact such heavy machinery is
> made available is a unique chance.
> Personally, I am primarily interested in:
>    1. Comparing Drupal 4.6 to Drupal 4.5
>    2. Comparing Drupal 4.6 to Drupal 4.6 + revisions patch
>    3. Comparing Drupal 4.6 to Drupal 4.6 + node-level access

Makes sense.

> I suggest that we find (or make) ourselves a decent Drupal 4.5.2
> database, and that we compare it to the upgraded version of the exact
> same database.

> (If you have an interesting Drupal 4.5.2 database to share, let us know.

Nope, sorry.

>   I don't have such old copies of the drupal.org database.)

You should maybe make it a policy to keep one copy per release. As we
have seen this is valuable for testing the upgrade path. We should be
able to test the whole 4.n->4.n+1 upgrade process before a release.

Ideally on all supported databases.

> We'll want to find a good benchmark tool and create one or more
> real-life test-scenarios that we can use to beat the crap out of Drupal.
>    Ideas?

No, sorry.


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