Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 457916
Review Request: lmbench - lmbench benchmark tools
Last modified: 2009-11-05 05:12:41 EST
Spec URL: http://kevinverma.fedorapeople.org/packages/lmbench/3.0a7/lmbench.spec
SRPM URL: http://kevinverma.fedorapeople.org/packages/lmbench/3.0a7/lmbench-3.0a7-7.fc9.src.rpm
Description: lmbench is a series of micro benchmarks intended to measure basic operating system and hardware system metrics. The benchmarks fall into three general classes: bandwidth, latency, and "other".
I am a new contributor and I am seeking a sponsor.
First you should look into
You need to do 2 things
1) submit some more packages with enough packaging quality.
2) start doing pre-reviews of packages from queue http://fedoraproject.org/PackageReviewStatus/NEW.html
Note that as you are not sponsored yet, you should only do unoffcial pre-reviews where you only comments review and can not able to accept package.
This will ensure that you have got sufficient understanding of rpm packaging and also review process.
Don't forget to comment bug numbers here when you do some pre-reviews.
Take help of following links while posting reviews.
I'm glad to see this! I hope lmdd will be part of the package; if so can you make sure that it properly picks up the O_DIRECT #define so that direct IO is possible? I've had trouble with that in the past.
looks like it's not picking up the O_DIRECT define ...
also inthe packages above, all the man pages are landing in /usr/share/doc/lmbench-3.0a7/doc/ - not really where man pages should go.
What is the status of this bug?
Again, ping, anyone?
and had offered to sponsor.
And he's unresponsive there too since October.
I say we close both. Mamoru, thoughts?
I'll take lmbench if it looks like this'll get dropped.
Ok, I'll take this one. Clearing the needsponsor blocker. I'll take a look at the proposed spec & srpm this weekend if I can.
Hm, COPYING-2 in the tarball says:
The set of programs and documentation known as "lmbench" are distributed
under the Free Software Foundation's General Public License with the
following additional restrictions (which override any conflicting
restrictions in the GPL):
1. You may not distribute results in any public forum, in any publication,
or in any other way if you have modified the benchmarks.
2. You may not distribute the results for a fee of any kind. This includes
web sites which generate revenue from advertising.
If you have modifications or enhancements that you wish included in
future versions, please mail those to me, Larry McVoy, at email@example.com.
spot, can we ship this?
(In reply to comment #10)
> spot, can we ship this?
Nope. Those use restrictions clearly make lmbench non-free.
Thanks Spot, thought so but wanted the official word. :)
Eric, do you still have a spec file for lmbench or even maintain one privately? I tend to think it might be nice to have lmbench as package in a well known 3rd party repo for Fedora / EL ;-)