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Although Benchmark::DKbench is a good overall indicator for generic CPU performance for comparing different systems (especially when it comes to Perl software), the best benchmark is always your own code. Hence, the module now lets you incorporate your own custom benchmarks. You can either have them run together with the default benchmarks, or run only your own set, just taking advantage of the framework (reports, multi-threading, monotonic precision timing, configurable repeats with averages/stdev, calculation of thread scaling etc). Here's an example where I run a couple of custom benchmarks on their own with Benchmark::DKbench:

``` use Benchmark::DKbench;

A simplistic benchmark sub:

sub str_bench { for (1..1000) { my $str = join("", map { chr(97 + rand(26)) } 1..rand(15000)); $str =~ s/a/bd/g; $str =~ tr/b/c/; } }

my %stats = suiterun({ include => 'custom', # Run only my custom benchmarks iter => 5, # Iterations to get an average extra_bench => { custom_bench1 => [&str_bench], # Add one more, just inline this time: custom_bench2 => [sub {my @a=split(//, 'x'x$) for 1..5000}], } }); ``` This will produce a report in STDOUT and also return the results in a hash for a single-thread run. You can also run the benchmarks multi-treaded and then calculate & print the multi/single-thread scalability:


If you want to get a count of logical cores:

my $cores = system_identity(1);

my %statsmulti = suite_run({ include => 'custom', threads => $cores, iter => 5, extra_bench => { custom_bench1 => [&str_bench], custom_bench2 => [sub {my @a=split(//, 'x'x$) for 1..5000}], } });

my %scal = calc_scalability(\%stats, \%stats_multi); ```

The report prints results per iteration and also aggregates:

``` Aggregates (5 iterations): Benchmark Avg Time (sec) Min Time (sec) Max Time (sec) custom_bench1: 1.092 1.079 1.107 custom_bench2: 0.972 0.961 0.983 Overall Avg Time (sec): 2.065 2.048 2.080

Aggregates (5 iterations, 10 threads): Benchmark Avg Time (sec) Min Time (sec) Max Time (sec) custom_bench1: 1.534 1.464 1.651 custom_bench2: 1.278 1.225 1.345 Overall Avg Time (sec): 2.812 2.689 2.965 The scalability report summarizes as well: Multi thread Scalability: Benchmark Multi perf xSingle Multi scalability % custom_bench1: 7.12 71

custom_bench2: 7.61 76

DKbench summary (2 benchmarks, 5 iterations, 10 threads): Single: 2.065s Multi: 2.812s Multi/Single perf: 7.36x (7.12 - 7.61) Multi scalability: 73.6% (71% - 76%) ```

The suite normally uses a scoring system which works better than times, so you can set that up by adding reference times to each benchmark, and you can also make the benchmarks return something (checksum etc) to verify results etc, see POD for more.

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