Autophone Update - 2014-02-05
bob at bclary.com
Thu Feb 6 10:46:50 PST 2014
In bug 852264  I landed a change in the profile location from the
sdcard to /data/local/ which will hopefully improve the reliability of
the throbber measurements. This change affects test runs for builds
beginning with 2014-02-05.
You will notice an apparent improvement for some of the
devices/measurements. I believe this is mainly due to reduced standard
deviation in the measurements and is not necessarily due to a real
performance difference. If you are interested in the change in behavior
I did a comparison  of before and after behavior for two devices.
I am planning on another change in bug 968920  to use the standard
error percentage as a discriminator in determining the reliability of a
test run. If you have any opinions about this proposed change, please
comment in the bug.
Another possible change I am considering is moving the local test files
for devices with internal sdcards to an external sdcard. Once we have
some experience with the new behavior I will evaluate whether this would
With the number of devices and repositories being tested, the phonedash
 ui is becoming more difficult to use. If you are interested, bug
967052  is tracking the work to make the ui more user friendly.
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