11. Release Notes

The New C# API is now supported in RTI Perftest! Check the performance improvements with respect to the old one! Also, a lot of new improvements and fixes to make Perftest even more stable, reliable and configurable.

11.1. Release Notes 4.0

11.1.1. What's New in 4.0 Support for RTI Connext TSS 3.1.2 newTag

We have added support for RTI Connext TSS 3.1.2 compiled against RTI Connext Pro or against RTI Connext Micro

This support has been added for Linux, since RTI Connext TSS 3.1.2 does not support Windows as a host or target platform.

Examples of how to compile Perftest for RTI Connext TSS 3.1.2 can be found in section Examples Running Build Script.

Running Perftest against RTI Connext TSS 3.1.2 is the same as running it when compiled against RTI Connext Pro or RTI Connext Micro, except for some command-line arguments that are available for RTI Connext Pro and/or RTI Connext Micro, but that aren't available for RTI Connext TSS. (See Perftest parameters not available when using Connext TSS). The argument -loaningSendReceive has been added to make Perftest use RTI Connext Pro/RTI Connext Micro loaning functions for receiving and sending samples, instead of the pure TSS approach that's followed by default. Find more information on this argument in section Test Parameters for Publishing and Subscribing Applications. Support for RTI Connext DDS 7.0.0 newTag

We modified RTI Perftest to add support for RTI Connext DDS 7.0.0, since we were using some internal APIs to retrieve certain information that have changed from the previous version. Support for wolfSSL for Linux and QNX when using the Security Plugins newTag

Perftest now adds support for wolfSSL in addition to OpenSSL when using RTI Connext DDS Secure 6.1.1. This support has only been added for Linux and QNX platforms, as these are the ones supported by RTI Connext DDS Secure 6.1.1.

A new parameter (--wolfSSL-home) has been added to the compilation script in order to be able to specify the location of the libraries when compiling statically. New command-line option to output data to a file newTag

Perftest has added a new command-line parameter, -outputFile. This parameter enables you to output the performance data to a file instead of printing it on the screen.

The output content is the same as when using the > or >>, options in the command-line: the performance data is sent to the specified file, while the summary information and errors are still printed on the screen. Set default Encryption Algorithm to aes-128-gcm newTag

In previous versions Perftest would use the default value for the Encryption algorithm when using RTI Connext DDS Secure. However, starting in 7.0.0. The default value has been upgraded to aes-256-gcm. While this new value offers a higher level of security, `aes-128-gcm`remains being secure and slightly more efficient CPU/Performance wise. For that reason as well as for comparison with previous versions of RTI Connext DDS Secure, Perftest has adopted that new value.

In addition, a new parameter (-secureEncryptionAlgorithm) has been added to support manually setting the desired value.

11.1.2. What's Fixed in 4.0 Unclear table output headers enhancedTag

The output headers displayed by Perftest during and after the test have been updated to show a clearer description of the content of the tables.

In addition, when the -noPrintIntervals option is used, the header is a single line, which simplifies parsing it later on. Bug in C# API when testing with large data sizes and unbounded types fixedTag

A bug in Perftest's C# API implementation made it impossible to test using large data types (dataLen larger than 65470 bytes) or when forcing the use of unbounded sequences (-unbounded). This problem has been fixed. Compilation issue when enabling security in static mode fixedTag

When trying to compile statically (default behavior), Perftest would try to find and link against the Openssl libraries cryptoz and sslz; however, these names are no longer used. The right names of the libraries are crypto and ssl. Fixed warning in Modern C++ implementation fixedTag

The following warning may appear when compiling Perftest's Modern C++ API implementation:

RTIDDSImpl.cxx: In instantiation of 'void RTIPublisherBase<T>::wait_for_ack(long int, long unsigned int) [with T = rti::flat::Sample<TestDataLarge_ZeroCopy_w_FlatData_tOffset>]':
RTIDDSImpl.cxx:595:10:   required from here
RTIDDSImpl.cxx:600:15: warning: catching polymorphic type 'const class dds::core::TimeoutError' by value [-Wcatch-value=]
600 |             } catch (const dds::core::TimeoutError) {} // Expected exception
    |               ^~~~~

This warning has been fixed. Fixed unhandled exception in Modern C++ API implementation fixedTag

When using Perftest's Modern C++ API implementation with the -bestEffort command-line option an unhandled exception might be raised if a sample wasn't answered before a certain ammount of time (which could happen if the sample was lost or coudn't be replied). This exception was caught at the main() level, stopping the flow of the program, however it should simply be ignored (and treat the failure as a sample lost). This issue has been corrected. Issue compiling Connext DDS Micro on Windows fixedTag

The build scripts for Windows (build.bat) failed with the following error when trying to compile Perftest against RTI Connext DDS Micro. The error displayed was:

CMake Error: Unknown argument --target
CMake Error: Run 'cmake --help' for all supported options.

This problem has been fixed. Clock skews caused publisher side to hang fixedTag

Clock skews caused the publisher side to hang. This problem was usually seen in operating systems (such as VxWorks) with low-resolution clocks.

This problem has been resolved.

11.1.3. Deprecations in 4.0 -scan option will be removed in future versions of RTI Perftest

The -scan command-line option is currently available in the Traditional C++, Modern C++, and Java API implementations of RTI Perftest (not available in the Modern C# API implementation), but in future versions it will be removed.

11.2. Previous Release Notes