Bug 457916 - (lmbench) Review Request: lmbench - lmbench benchmark tools
Review Request: lmbench - lmbench benchmark tools
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
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Blocks: FE-Legal
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Reported: 2008-08-05 09:02 EDT by Kevin Verma
Modified: 2009-11-05 05:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-02-16 12:21:45 EST
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Description Kevin Verma 2008-08-05 09:02:33 EDT
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".
Comment 1 Kevin Verma 2008-08-05 09:04:21 EDT
I am a new contributor and I am seeking a sponsor.
Comment 2 Parag AN(पराग) 2008-08-07 02:13:31 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Eric Sandeen 2008-08-11 22:13:45 EDT
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.

Comment 4 Eric Sandeen 2008-09-23 16:44:42 EDT
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.

Comment 5 Mamoru TASAKA 2008-11-03 11:08:58 EST
What is the status of this bug?
Comment 6 Mamoru TASAKA 2008-12-10 10:37:04 EST
Again, ping, anyone?
Comment 7 Gwyn Ciesla 2008-12-10 10:50:22 EST
I'm reviewing:
and had offered to sponsor.

And he's unresponsive there too since October.

I say we close both.  Mamoru, thoughts?
Comment 8 Eric Sandeen 2008-12-10 12:37:31 EST
I'll take lmbench if it looks like this'll get dropped.

Comment 9 Eric Sandeen 2009-02-14 16:49:26 EST
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.
Comment 10 Eric Sandeen 2009-02-14 17:03:05 EST
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 lm@bitmover.com.


spot, can we ship this?

Comment 11 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-02-16 12:12:06 EST
(In reply to comment #10)

> spot, can we ship this?

Nope. Those use restrictions clearly make lmbench non-free.
Comment 12 Eric Sandeen 2009-02-16 12:21:45 EST
Thanks Spot, thought so but wanted the official word. :)
Comment 13 Thorsten Leemhuis 2009-11-05 05:12:41 EST
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 ;-)

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