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2018-01-04perf: amend the grep tests to test grep.threadsÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Ever since 5b594f457a ("Threaded grep", 2010-01-25) the number of threads git-grep uses under PTHREADS has been hardcoded to 8, but there's no performance test to check whether this is an optimal setting. Amend the existing tests for the grep engines to support a mode where this can be tested, e.g.: GIT_PERF_GREP_THREADS='1 8 16' GIT_PERF_LARGE_REPO=~/g/linux ./run p782* Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-05-26perf: add a comparison test of grep regex enginesÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Add a very basic performance comparison test comparing the POSIX basic, extended and perl engines. In theory the "basic" and "extended" engines should be implemented using the same underlying code with a slightly different pattern parser, but some implementations may not do this. Jump through some slight hoops to test both, which is worthwhile since "basic" is the default. Running this on an i7 3.4GHz Linux 4.9.0-2 Debian testing against a checkout of linux.git & latest upstream PCRE, both PCRE and git compiled with -O3 using gcc 7.1.1: $ GIT_PERF_REPEAT_COUNT=10 GIT_PERF_LARGE_REPO=~/g/linux ./run [...] Test this tree --------------------------------------------------------------- 7820.1: basic grep '' 0.34(1.24+0.53) 7820.2: extended grep '' 0.33(1.23+0.45) 7820.3: perl grep '' 0.31(1.05+0.56) 7820.5: basic grep '^how to' 0.32(1.24+0.42) 7820.6: extended grep '^how to' 0.33(1.20+0.44) 7820.7: perl grep '^how to' 0.57(2.67+0.42) 7820.9: basic grep '[how] to' 0.51(2.16+0.45) 7820.10: extended grep '[how] to' 0.49(2.20+0.43) 7820.11: perl grep '[how] to' 0.56(2.60+0.43) 7820.13: basic grep '\(e.t[^ ]*\|v.ry\) rare' 0.66(3.25+0.40) 7820.14: extended grep '(e.t[^ ]*|v.ry) rare' 0.65(3.19+0.46) 7820.15: perl grep '(e.t[^ ]*|v.ry) rare' 1.05(5.74+0.34) 7820.17: basic grep 'm\(ú\|u\)lt.b\(æ\|y\)te' 0.34(1.28+0.47) 7820.18: extended grep 'm(ú|u)lt.b(æ|y)te' 0.34(1.38+0.38) 7820.19: perl grep 'm(ú|u)lt.b(æ|y)te' 0.39(1.56+0.44) Options can also be passed to git-grep via the GIT_PERF_7820_GREP_OPTS environment variable. There are various modes such as "-v" that have very different performance profiles, but handling the combinatorial explosion of testing all those options would make this script much more complex and harder to maintain. Instead just add the ability to do one-shot runs with arbitrary options, e.g.: $ GIT_PERF_REPEAT_COUNT=10 GIT_PERF_LARGE_REPO=~/g/linux GIT_PERF_7820_GREP_OPTS=" -i" ./run [...] Test this tree ------------------------------------------------------------------ 7820.1: basic grep -i '' 0.49(1.72+0.38) 7820.2: extended grep -i '' 0.46(1.64+0.42) 7820.3: perl grep -i '' 0.44(1.45+0.45) 7820.5: basic grep -i '^how to' 0.47(1.76+0.38) 7820.6: extended grep -i '^how to' 0.47(1.70+0.42) 7820.7: perl grep -i '^how to' 0.65(2.72+0.37) 7820.9: basic grep -i '[how] to' 0.86(3.64+0.42) 7820.10: extended grep -i '[how] to' 0.84(3.62+0.46) 7820.11: perl grep -i '[how] to' 0.73(3.06+0.39) 7820.13: basic grep -i '\(e.t[^ ]*\|v.ry\) rare' 1.63(8.13+0.36) 7820.14: extended grep -i '(e.t[^ ]*|v.ry) rare' 1.64(8.01+0.44) 7820.15: perl grep -i '(e.t[^ ]*|v.ry) rare' 1.44(6.88+0.44) 7820.17: basic grep -i 'm\(ú\|u\)lt.b\(æ\|y\)te' 0.66(2.67+0.44) 7820.18: extended grep -i 'm(ú|u)lt.b(æ|y)te' 0.66(2.67+0.43) 7820.19: perl grep -i 'm(ú|u)lt.b(æ|y)te' 0.59(2.31+0.37) Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>