Results of latency test, list of computers tested for use with LinuxCNC

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28 Sep 2020 21:02 #184214 by tommylight

seuchato wrote:

[    0.334838] ACPI: Added _OSI(Linux-Lenovo-NV-HDMI-Audio)

That is an Nvidia HDMI audio port so it can not be disabled as it is in the graphic card, but why it says Lenovo is beyond me.

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28 Sep 2020 21:45 #184220 by BeagleBrainz
The PCI-ID would be interesting to see.

I missed that before as it was early AM Down Under.

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29 Sep 2020 12:37 #184283 by seuchato
Here are the results from a run on a Dell OptiPlex FX160. Imho not useable. The little thing felt sluggish too. Guess too old.
LinuxCNC pc tests, version 20200922, started 29.09.2020 12:19:14
********************************************************************************
General info:
Dell Inc.,  OptiPlex FX160               
Bios version A13, dated 01/19/2012
Chipset: Harddisk is non-rotational, ie. SSD
The amount of swap currently used is 0
================================================================================
CPU related data:
model name	: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU  330   @ 1.60GHz
cpu cores	: 2
stepping	: 2
cache size	: 512 KB
================================================================================
RAM related data:
Maximum Capacity: 4 GB
Size: 2048 MB
Size: 2048 MB
================================================================================
GPU related data:
product: 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
configuration: latency=0
================================================================================
Parallel port related data:
number of parallel ports is 0
================================================================================
Os related data:
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)"
Windowmanager = Xfwm4
================================================================================
Kernel related data:
Kernel 4.9.0-12-rt-amd64
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
Cpu idle driver: intel_idle
================================================================================
Kernel modules data:
Check if pcspkr is loaded: No, which is good!
Check if snd modules are loaded: No, which is good!
================================================================================
Keyboard & Mouse related data:
Number of mice: 2
Mouse 0 : Logitech USB Receiver
Mouse 1 : Logitech USB Receiver
Mice  attached to USB:
Logitech, Inc. Cordless Mouse Receiver
Logitech, Inc. Cordless Mouse+Keyboard Receiver
Keyboards attached to USB:
Logitech, Inc. Cordless Mouse+Keyboard Receiver
================================================================================
LinuxCNC related data:
LinuxCNC version is: 2.8.0
================================================================================
Preparing for latency test:
Started glxgears No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
..........
Started firefox with 'https://vimeo.com/150574260', WID 
================================================================================
Command for latency test is:
su ck -c  "latency-histogram --nobase  --sbinsize 1000 --nox 2>&1 | tee -a 1601374738.lat &"

Latency testing loop started Di Sep 29 12:19:46 CEST 2020, 
should end after Di Sep 29 14:19:46 CEST 2020

================================================================================
Swap useage: prerun: 0, running: 0

================================================================================
CPU core temperatures:
Core 0: Tmin: 57.0°C, Tmax: 68.0°C, (crit = +125.0°C)
Core 1: Tmin: 59.0°C, Tmax: 69.0°C, (crit = +125.0°C)
================================================================================
last latency data is as follows:.
 7202 secs  servo min:-396.400 uS max: 400.800 uS sdev:  16.100 uS
 7203 secs  servo min:-396.400 uS max: 400.800 uS sdev:  16.100 uS

May serve in the kitchen as a music player :=)

Greez
chris
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29 Sep 2020 13:30 #184286 by tommylight

seuchato wrote: May serve in the kitchen as a music player :=)

Yup, that is about right, those Atoms were very underpowered when new.
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30 Sep 2020 09:06 - 02 Oct 2020 14:11 #184367 by seuchato
hi all
Here are the the test results of the same Lenovo W541, I guess reeeeelly Okay for a laptop. besides, kindly lookup this -ole- post. Statements imho still very much up to date.

1st test without a pci expresscard parport:
LinuxCNC pc tests, version 20200930, started 29.09.2020 21:43:31
********************************************************************************
General info:
LENOVO,  20EGS01900
Bios version GNET79WW (2.27 ), dated 03/16/2016
Chipset: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series 
Harddisk is non-rotational, ie. SSD
The amount of swap currently used is 0
================================================================================
CPU related data:
model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
cpu cores	: 4
stepping	: 3
cache size	: 6144 KB
================================================================================
RAM related data:
Maximum Capacity: 32 GB
Size: 8192 MB
Size: No Module Installed
Size: No Module Installed
Size: 8192 MB
================================================================================
GPU related data:
product: GK106GLM [Quadro K2100M]
product: 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
================================================================================
Parallel port related data:
number of parallel ports is 0
================================================================================
Os related data:
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)"
Windowmanager = Xfwm4
================================================================================
Kernel related data:
Kernel 4.9.0-12-rt-amd64
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
Cpu idle driver: intel_idle
================================================================================
Kernel modules data:
Check if pcspkr is loaded: No, which is good!
Check if snd modules are loaded: Yes, may cause bigger latency.
  can probably be disabled in bios, alternatively, you can run
   "./block-snd-modules"
   which has just now been created for your convenience. 
================================================================================
Keyboard & Mouse related data:
Number of mice: 3
Mouse 0 : SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
Mouse 1 : TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint
Mouse 2 : Logitech USB Receiver
Mice  attached to USB:
Keyboards attached to USB:
Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. Keyboard
================================================================================
LinuxCNC related data:
LinuxCNC version is: 2.8.0
================================================================================
Preparing for latency test:
Started glxgears No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
..........
Started firefox with 'https://vimeo.com/150574260', WID 27263329
================================================================================
Command for latency test is:
su ck -c  "latency-histogram --nobase  --sbinsize 1000 --nox 2>&1 | tee -a 1601408609.lat &"

Latency testing loop started Di Sep 29 21:43:45 CEST 2020, 
should end after Di Sep 29 23:43:45 CEST 2020

================================================================================
Swap useage: prerun: 0, running: 0

================================================================================
CPU core temperatures:
Core 0: Tmin: 55.0°C, Tmax: 89.0°C, (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1: Tmin: 53.0°C, Tmax: 86.0°C, (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2: Tmin: 54.0°C, Tmax: 85.0°C, (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3: Tmin: 49.0°C, Tmax: 83.0°C, (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
================================================================================
last latency data is as follows:.
 7199 secs  servo min: -56.000 uS max:  54.500 uS sdev:   4.300 uS
 7200 secs  servo min: -56.000 uS max:  54.500 uS sdev:   4.300 uS

And below, with a pci expresscard added and pci express card slot activated in bios:
...
================================================================================
Parallel port related data:
number of parallel ports is 1
parport0: PC-style at 0x3000 (0x3008), irq 18 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
================================================================================
...
grep -Ei "4\.19|4\.9|4\.14|secs" *.hw
1601429748.hw:Kernel 4.9.0-12-rt-amd64
1601429748.hw: 1815 secs   base min: -44.100 uS max:  54.500 uS sdev:   1.400 uS
1601429748.hw: 1815 secs  servo min: -43.400 uS max:  38.800 uS sdev:   2.300 uS
1601433289.hw:Kernel 4.14.174-rtai-amd64
1601433289.hw: 7202 secs   base min: -49.900 uS max:11963.200 uS sdev:  42.700 uS
1601433289.hw: 7202 secs  servo min:-999.900 uS max:11374.800 uS sdev:  10.900 uS

I think, this laptop is a viable candiate and the W541 appears in numbers now on second hand pauction platforms. Not cheap though and imho a bit a pitty to have them sitting in a dusty workshop.

greez
chris
Last edit: 02 Oct 2020 14:11 by seuchato. Reason: Corrected Model to W541

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30 Sep 2020 09:46 #184369 by BeagleBrainz
All well and good if you can find a true PP pci express card, some are nothing more than a USB to PP adapter. And you can get one at a decent price.

After looking at one would cost in Aus.....I know which way I'd jump ;)

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01 Oct 2020 10:54 #184480 by seuchato
Regarding 4.14.174-rtai-amd64 kernel:
Dell Inc.,  OptiPlex 980                 
Windowmanager = Xfwm4
Kernel 4.14.174-rtai-amd64
 7204 secs   base min: -34.900 uS max:19005.400 uS sdev:  34.300 uS
 7204 secs  servo min:-1014.900 uS max:9272.000 uS sdev:  31.500 uS

Also on my 980 not good at all!

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01 Oct 2020 17:50 - 19 Oct 2020 16:38 #184500 by seuchato
Hi all
Here are the results of a Dell 980 SFF with an i7 cpu: the very best results I ever got!
LinuxCNC pc tests, version 20200930, started 01.10.2020 17:42:30
********************************************************************************
General info:
Dell Inc.,  OptiPlex 980                 
Bios version A05, dated 11/03/2010
Chipset: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series 
Harddisk is non-rotational, ie. SSD
The amount of swap currently used is 0
================================================================================
CPU related data:
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         870  @ 2.93GHz
cpu cores       : 4
stepping        : 5
cache size      : 8192 KB
================================================================================
RAM related data:
Maximum Capacity: 16 GB
Size: 2048 MB
Size: 2048 MB
Size: 2048 MB
Size: 2048 MB
================================================================================
GPU related data:
product: RV710 [Radeon HD 4550]
configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
================================================================================
Parallel port related data:
number of parallel ports is 1
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
================================================================================
Os and desktop related data:
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)"

Should the info below not match with your machine,
kindly post the output of pstree here, including a brief
desciption of your desktop environment, window manager and
display manager. Tia
https://forum.linuxcnc.org/18-computer/39370-script-for-automated-testing-of-computer-latency

Desktop environment : kdeconnectd
Windowmanager       : KWin
Displaymanager      : sddm
================================================================================
Kernel related data:
Kernel 4.19.0-11-rt-amd64
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=3"
Cpu idle driver: intel_idle
================================================================================
Kernel modules data:
Check if pcspkr is loaded: No, which is good!
Check if snd modules are loaded: No, which is good!
================================================================================
Keyboard & Mouse related data:
Number of mice: 1
Mouse 0 : Logitech MX Anywhere 2
Mice  attached to USB:
Keyboards attached to USB:
Dell Computer Corp. Dell QuietKey Keyboard
================================================================================
LinuxCNC related data:
LinuxCNC version is: 2.8.0
================================================================================
Preparing for latency test:
Started glxgears No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
..........
Started firefox with 'https://vimeo.com/150574260', WID 54526119
================================================================================
Command for latency test is:
su ck -c  "latency-histogram --bbinsize 1000 --base 50000 --sbinsize 1000 --nox 2>&1 | tee -a 1601566940.lat &"

Latency testing loop started Do Okt  1 17:42:45 CEST 2020, 
should end after Do Okt  1 19:42:45 CEST 2020

================================================================================
Swap useage: prerun: 0, running: 0

================================================================================
CPU core temperatures:
Core 0: Tmin: 39.0°C, Tmax: 71.0°C, (high = +83.0°C, crit = +99.0°C)
Core 1: Tmin: 35.0°C, Tmax: 68.0°C, (high = +83.0°C, crit = +99.0°C)
Core 2: Tmin: 36.0°C, Tmax: 67.0°C, (high = +83.0°C, crit = +99.0°C)
Core 3: Tmin: 34.0°C, Tmax: 69.0°C, (high = +83.0°C, crit = +99.0°C)
================================================================================
last latency data is as follows:.
 7204 secs   base min: -16.100 uS max:  16.000 uS sdev:   3.200 uS
 7204 secs  servo min: -11.900 uS max:  11.700 uS sdev:   0.300 uS

However: watch out! The very combo of cpu and gpu seems to be important!
Edit 1) 02 Oct 2020: The bios version could also play a role. I will test that.
The exerpts of a prevous run with another gpu show that very clearly:
...
================================================================================
GPU related data:
product: RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450]
configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
================================================================================
...
>>>Unexpected realtime delay on task 0 with period 50000<<<

================================================================================
Swap useage: prerun: 0, running: 0

================================================================================
CPU core temperatures:
Core 0: Tmin: 40.0°C, Tmax: 53.0°C, (high = +83.0°C, crit = +99.0°C)
Core 1: Tmin: 36.0°C, Tmax: 51.0°C, (high = +83.0°C, crit = +99.0°C)
Core 2: Tmin: 36.0°C, Tmax: 50.0°C, (high = +83.0°C, crit = +99.0°C)
Core 3: Tmin: 35.0°C, Tmax: 52.0°C, (high = +83.0°C, crit = +99.0°C)
================================================================================
last latency data is as follows:.
   52 secs   base min: -44.800 uS max:  45.800 uS sdev:   0.300 uS
   52 secs  servo min:  -3.500 uS max:   4.100 uS sdev:   0.100 uS

greez chris

2) 03 Oct 2020: results playing with isolcpus:
product: RV710 [Radeon HD 4550] (left here just for reference)
"latency-histogram --bbinsize 1000 --base 25000 --sbinsize 1000 --nox"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=3"
 7204 secs   base min: -16.100 uS max:  16.000 uS sdev:   3.200 uS
 7204 secs  servo min: -11.900 uS max:  11.700 uS sdev:   0.300 uS

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=3"
 7202 secs   base min:  -7.100 uS max:  17.300 uS sdev:   2.500 uS
 7202 secs  servo min:  -8.500 uS max:   8.600 uS sdev:   0.100 uS

>this one looks very good:<
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=1,2,3"
 7200 secs  servo min:  -7.800 uS max:   7.900 uS sdev:   0.300 uS
 7201 secs   base min:  -7.100 uS max:  13.000 uS sdev:   1.200 uS

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=0"
   25 secs   base min: -20.800 uS max:  23.700 uS sdev:   1.500 uS
   25 secs  servo min: -17.800 uS max:  17.500 uS sdev:   1.700 uS

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=0,1"
   51 secs   base min: -24.500 uS max:  19.700 uS sdev:   2.400 uS
   51 secs  servo min: -23.100 uS max:  22.800 uS sdev:  10.300 uS

>this one looks very good, too:<
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=0,1,3"
 7203 secs   base min:  -7.100 uS max:  12.400 uS sdev:   1.400 uS
 7203 secs  servo min:  -8.000 uS max:   8.200 uS sdev:   0.200 uS

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=0,1,2"
   20 secs   base min: -21.400 uS max:  33.000 uS sdev:   2.100 uS
   20 secs  servo min: -16.000 uS max:  15.700 uS sdev:   2.100 uS

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=1,2,3"
 7202 secs   base min:  -7.100 uS max:  12.800 uS sdev:   1.500 uS
 7202 secs  servo min: -12.800 uS max:  12.500 uS sdev:   0.200 uS

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=2,3"
 7200 secs   base min:  -7.100 uS max:  17.900 uS sdev:   1.900 uS
 7200 secs  servo min: -10.600 uS max:  11.000 uS sdev:   0.200 uS

SO, by playing with isolcpus, I could get latency down to imho very suitable numbers with either isolcpus=0,1,3 or 1,2,3. In comparison to the run of 01 Oct 2020:
7204 secs   base min: -16.100 uS max:  16.000 uS sdev:   3.200 uS
 7204 secs  servo min: -11.900 uS max:  11.700 uS sdev:   0.300 uS
I get now
7203 secs   base min:  -7.100 uS max:  12.400 uS sdev:   1.400 uS
 7203 secs  servo min:  -8.000 uS max:   8.200 uS sdev:   0.200 uS
I am quite satisfied with that. I will later add the bios settings I used.

Greez
chris

Edit 19. Oct. 2020:

For BIOS settings, see this post here , at the bottom. Best BIOS version is A18.
Last edit: 19 Oct 2020 16:38 by seuchato. Reason: 1) 02 Oct 2020: hint on bios 2) 03 Oct 2020: results playing with isolcpus 3) 19. Oct. 2020, added link to BIOS Settings used

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01 Oct 2020 19:02 #184505 by seuchato

tommylight wrote: Might be usable for ethernet Mesa cards, but that will also depend on the ethernet chip used.
I would say that it is usable, and bumping the servo period to 2000000 would further improve chances of usability without to much of a hit in performance.


Hope your op is going well!

is the following info enough to determine if an ethernet card is usable for mesa ethernet?
lspci | grep -i ether
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I217-V (rev 04)

Greez
Chris
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01 Oct 2020 22:11 #184515 by tommylight
I am good, my brother had his appendix removed, be is doing good so far. I was with him all the time so i could not do much here, sorry for that.
Chances are tomorrow evening i will have some time to set things here.
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