Running the tester

The first thing to be aware of in running the tester is that the log files it creates can take up a lot of space. You can kill the log files as soon as the tester finishes, but you need enough space for it to complete. The command to run the tester is simple:

As previously mentioned, however, this tester can run as long as several days. So, if you are connected to the machine with an unreliable or short- term connection, you will need to ensure it can continue to run even if you are disconnected. Under most unixes, you can do this by using the nohup command. For example:

   nohup make |& tee PPRO.out &
is what I use with the tcsh shell. Bourne shell uses users will need a different redirect command.

Clint Whaley 2012-07-10