Tips for Stampede Test Program
Stampede test program we are trying is chan_prod_cons.c located in stampede/stm/tests. To make and run this program, simply simlink the file to test_stm.c, and make it. Note that, if you define DO_PRNTS and DEBUG_TEST in the source code, it will give you detailed debug messages.
% ln -s chan_prod_cons.c test_stm.c
Running any stampede program requires the host having rsh, since stampede invokes its application programs through it. Therefore, you have to create .rhosts file in your home directory. That file defines host names (and optionally user names on the host) you allow to come into THIS host through rsh. For example, if you specify rigel.cc.gatech.edu in that file on a rsh-enabled UNIX machine, you can rsh that UNIX machine from rigel.cc.gatech.edu without password. Please note that in some cases .rhosts file needs 644 access permission (group/others readable).
To run the program, you need to specify the number of iterations to transmit messages between the producer and the consumer implemented in this program. For example, if you specify 100 the producer sends 100 messages to the consumer. In that case, you'll see the following.
% test_stm 100
CONSUMER[0x03]: STILL CHAGGING, just consumed timestamp 10099
In addition to the iteration count, you can specify various options to this program. Most of the options are dealt with in the CLF layer, so you can find a document describing possible options in clf/doc/clf_notes.html. Such options include the followings.
- spd_help: prints help.
- spd_verbosity N: controls the amount of debug messages.
- spd_configfile FILENAME: specifies the name of a file that defines hosts to distribute PEs(processing elements) over the network (default = .spd_config in current/home dir). The following is an example configuration file that distributes PEs among two hosts.
# ("#" is for comments)
# filename /home/jin/src/D-Stampede/stampede/stm/tests/.spd_config
# NOTE: DO NOT use tabs. Use white spaces.
# rsh_host comm_host xterm_flags
- spd_num_pes N: sets the number of PE. In case of the test program, the corresponding number of copy processes are created among the hosts specified in the configuration file.
- spd_output N: controls how the debugging messages are displayed, namely on a single terminal or separate terminals for each PE.
- Create one PE running the test process with iteration count = 1.
% test_stm 1
- Create 10 PEs running the test process with iteration count = 1.
% test_stm -spd_num_pes 10 1
- Create 10 PEs running the test process with iteration count = 100.
% test_stm -spd_num_pes 10 100
- Create one PE running the test process with iteration count = 1. Create an xterm window for each PE.
% test_stm -spd_output 1 -spd_num_pes 10 100
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