PERF-TEST(1)                     perf Manual                    PERF-TEST(1)

NAME         top

       perf-test - Runs sanity tests.

SYNOPSIS         top

       perf test [<options>] [{list <test-name-fragment>|[<test-name-fragments>|<test-numbers>]}]

DESCRIPTION         top

       This command does assorted sanity tests, initially through linked
       routines but also will look for a directory with more tests in the
       form of scripts.

       To get a list of available tests use perf test list, specifying a
       test name fragment will show all tests that have it.

       To run just specific tests, inform test name fragments or the numbers
       obtained from perf test list.

OPTIONS         top

       -s, --skip
           Tests to skip (comma separated numeric list).

       -v, --verbose
           Be more verbose.

       -F, --dont-fork
           Do not fork child for each test, run all tests within single

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perf                             01/30/2020                     PERF-TEST(1)