Overview for Mozilla's add-on performance measurements · 2011-04-11 16:55 by Wladimir Palant

I got tired of digging through logs so I created an overview page for AMO’s add-on performance testing results. This shows both the absolute slowdown values as well as percentages for each operating system, along with a link to the corresponding logs. It also shows the standard deviation for each test and flags results that are affected by issues known so far. This week this means:

I guess I will have to re-run that script weekly until AMO fixes the bugs and starts providing affected add-on authors with useful information.

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Comment [5]

  1. Thomas Stache · 2011-04-11 18:21 · #

    Good stuff! I think this is great work from your side, that I’d like to be valued a bit more by the AMO people, than Jorge demonstrated here in the comments…
    Keep it up!

  2. Stellan Klebom · 2011-04-11 18:47 · #

    Very good information!

    Indeed is the percentage slowed down very misleading to the degree of being almost meaningless. I’m glad you are as thorough Wladimir.

    However I have a startup time well above 10s for my firefox due to a large amount of addons (61 enabled + 11 disabled + 20 plugins). If these measurements contribute to shortening this rather large startup time I’ll be a little bit happy…

  3. Dan · 2011-04-11 19:42 · #

    Great stuff, very detailed.

    You’re doing someone’s job for them. I hope they’re embarrassed.

  4. Dave Garrett · 2011-04-11 23:35 · #

    Wow, you’ve done a lot of work here. Thanks immensely for digging into this!

  5. pd · 2011-04-12 13:40 · #

    This is brilliant stuff. It’s exactly what we should be seeing on AMO somewhere. Just one tweak: what do the background colours (pink, yellow) indicate? Small key or legend would be ace :)pd

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    There are tooltips explaining what these colors indicate.

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