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  • David (PassMark)
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    This thread is now closed as the official release of BurnIntest for Linux V2 has taken place.

    If you find any new problems, please start a new thread.

    Thanks everyone for testing the beta release.

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  • Tim (PassMark)
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    When you delete the partitions did you reboot at all, as BurnInTest can only tell if a disk has no partitions by information available from /dev and deleting partitions on the drive does not usually update this information.

    If a drive has a partition but isn't mounted BurnInTest should not detect it as a raw disk. It isn't possible to run the raw disk test on a disk with partitions as it is likely to corrupt any partition information or data on the disk.

    We'll look at removing the CDROM entries where we can, we'll also look at expanding the size of the first field rather than shortening the description as a device could have more than one mount point.

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  • allens
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    Errors with Raw Disks

    Hello,
    I have been testing the raw disk and getting an error.
    If I partition, format and mount three test drives they all pass BurnIn Test. but when I wipe the disks and remove their entry from fstab and then re-test as raw I get this error on all three drives:
    Seek size requested not equal to actual
    While I'm here, i'd like to ask a couple of questions.
    If a drive actually has a partition but is not mounted and does not have an entry in fstab, would you expect Bit to still see it as a raw disk? I would like to be able to run the raw disk test in these cirumstances, is this possible?

    Would it be possible to un-clutter the test preferences/Disk window? Would it be possible to remove cdrom entries and as I am experimenting with knoppix things like
    Startup Disk: [/dev/root]"
    "Media (KNOPPIX) [/dev/cloop].
    Finally, and this one gets the most comments when I demo the linux version: as the test disk info normally exceeds the field size (requiring expanding the field via the mouse), would you consider changing something like
    Media (/media/sdb1) [/dev/sdb1]
    to just
    sdb1
    I understand I cannot speak for others and we are very new to linux here, but we just need to know the drive or drive/partition we are trying to test.

    Please don't give up on the linux version, for us I'm sure it's going to be the way to go. We use your Windows version for a small returns dept but for our raw input we use manufactures diags. When I can pull this project together we will be transferring over to linux.

    Regards
    SteveA

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  • Tim (PassMark)
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    We'll look into the logging a bit more.

    The raw test is for disks that have no partition information, so BurnInTest will try to detect whether the connected drive contains any partitions and should flag it as a raw disk if it doesn't.

    It's possible the beta version isn't correctly identifying it as raw disk (it shouldn't be flagged as media unless described as such in the fstab), could you please send me a copy of the burnintest config file and your fstab and mtab files to timr [at] passmark [dot] com. Could you also please create a debug log using the -d command line option and send me the file.

    Also the information presented in /dev is used so if you have just deleted the partitions you might need to reboot as /dev might not have updated.
    Last edited by Tim (PassMark); 10-01-2008, 02:18 AM.

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  • allens
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    Hello Tim.

    Thanks for the update.
    The "Advanaced net end marker" has been removed but I am still unable to get the log option to "clear logs" to work.
    In Preferences, I select
    Clear test results and create new (or overwrite existing) log file
    I then run the test, stop the test and start the tests again, I find my Bit_log.htm has both sets of test results displayed, the orginal block then the second block.
    A block being, say, Cpu - Maths, Memory (RAM), 2D Graphics, 3D Graphics etc.

    Also, could you give some info on how to use the raw hdd test.
    Added ability to test hard disks that are un-partitioned (Raw hard disk test)
    I wiped a drive and then ran the test. I get "File system not mounted" error on say hda. Have I mis-understood the definition of a raw disk or is there a method of mounting a raw disk? I am still new to linux!
    I am attempting to run the test on a drive designated "Media: (/media/hda) [/dev/hda]. I would normally run it on a mounted partition eg hda1 etc

    Regards,

    Steve

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  • Tim (PassMark)
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    The newest build is now available;

    http://www.passmark.com/ftp/burnintest2.0Beta-c.tar.gz
    OR as a tar/zipped
    http://www.passmark.com/ftp/burnintest2.0Beta-c.zip

    Command line version should return error codes based on execution (0 on success, 1 on error, 2 on program related error like incorrect command line parameter).

    The report Logging problems should be fixed and no longer display extra lines.

    2D Graphics test window has changed slightly, the number of lines, shapes and squares are now displayed separately each time their particular section of the the test is being run.

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  • Tim (PassMark)
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    Thanks for the extra info, we've been able to reproduce it now so it will be fixed for the next release.

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  • rangans
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    Advanced Net Marker error

    I am receiving the exact same error at the end of the log file when I ran the above mentioned USB loopback test ( only this test was enabled). The GUI did report that the test passed. But when I saved the log file and opened it I saw this error at the end.

    **************
    RESULT SUMMARY
    **************
    Test Start time: Mon Sep 22 15:57:12 2008
    Test Stop time: Mon Sep 22 16:12:15 2008
    Test Duration: 000h 15m 03s

    Test Name Cycles Operations Result Errors Last Error
    USB Plug 1 77 635 Million PASS 0 No errors
    USB End Marker 0 0 PASS 0 No errors
    Advanced Net end marker 0 0 FAIL 1280
    TEST RUN FAILED
    Last edited by rangans; 09-23-2008, 01:58 PM.

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  • allens
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    Hello Tim,
    Thanks for the quick reply.
    I was testing CPU-Maths, memory, 2D Graphics, 3D Graphics, Network eth0 128.0.0.1, CD/DVD: CD/DVD

    I have experimented by removing the network test (as the "Advanced Net end marker" sounded likely) but still this became the "last test run".

    How do I enclose the BIT_log.htm here as an image:
    Here is the html :
    HTML Code:
     RESULT SUMMARYTest Start timeTue Sep 23 03:03:43 2008 Test Stop timeTue Sep 23 03:04:44 2008 Test Duration000h 01m 01s TestCyclesOperationsResultErrorsLast ErrorCPU - Maths12 2.899 Billion PASS0 No errorsMemory (RAM)2 320 Million PASS0 No errors2D Graphics14 69870 PASS0 No errors3D Graphics2 4.475 Million PASS0 No errorsAdvanced Net end marker0 0 FAIL1024 TEST RUN FAILED
    If you picture this in html and at the same time understand that I am looking at the flashing green PASSED screen, you will have the full picture.
    Advanced Net end marker 0 0 FAIL 1024
    TEST RUN FAILED

    I will try individual tests to see if the error goes away and will let you know.

    Regards,

    Steve

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  • Tim (PassMark)
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    For the USB plugs:

    Yes they are both supported, the USB2 plugs will connect at the highest speed available on the port and will drop from high speed to full speed if it needs to. However as it's a loopback test, we send the data, wait for it to return then error check it.

    Due to the idle time in the testing for each plug the speeds won't be that of the maximum USB2 limit, we'll look into increasing the loopback test speed where possible and eventually porting the benchmark part of the test so the max speed can be reached.

    Logging Errors:

    Thanks for reporting this we'll look into what's causing it, which tests were you running at the time?

    Sound Test:

    We have had plans to add a sound test but adding the USB test took precedence. It won't make it into the 2.0 release but it's something we'll keep in mind for a point release in the future.

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  • rangans
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    Full Speed and High Speed

    Are both Full Speed and High Speed supported. I only see 5.5 Mbps in the test I am running on a 32-bit Ubuntu laptop. Is there a specific setting I need to enable. Thanks.

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  • allens
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    Advanced Net end marker

    I have just tried V2 beta and although the tests pass with the Green Passed screen I get an "Advanced Net end marker" as the last test result every time:
    Cycles:0 Operations:0 Result: FAIL Errors:1024 Last Error (blank)
    So, it logs "Test RESULT FAILED" in red underneath.
    Just to repeat, I get this failed log while the green passed screen is flashing at me.

    Also, on this and the current released version the logging option of "Clear test results and create new (or overwrite existing) log file" is not working for me. Each time I rerun the test I get all the previous Result Summaries ( CPU, Memory, 2D graphics" etc.

    Finally, any plans to add a sound test.

    Regards,

    Steve

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  • Tim (PassMark)
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    We'll add different exit codes based on pass/fail for the next release.

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  • schveiguy
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    Tim,

    Thanks for the update, I verified that the new version does indeed stop on error.

    One more request, and it's not really a bug, but it would make my life easier.

    Could the program return an error code when it stops because of an error? With the windows version, there was an option to run a program on failure when stopping, and I used that to determine error status. Under linux I have to write an awk script to parse the log file for CRITICAL or SERIOUS, but it would be much much easier if the passmark process itself just returned 0 to indicate success or non-zero to indicate failure.

    This isn't a blocker for me, but it would be much simpler to use, and probably less error prone.

    Thanks,
    -Steve

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  • Tim (PassMark)
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    A new build of the beta version is now available;

    http://www.passmark.com/ftp/burnintest2.0Beta-b.tar.gz
    OR as a tar/zipped
    http://www.passmark.com/ftp/burnintest2.0Beta-b.zip

    The USB test should display which bus + port the plug is connected to and should be more stable, especially on Fedora 9. The command line "On error" options should now be working correctly.

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