11. Release Notes

11.1. Release Notes 4.1

11.1.1. What's New in 4.1 Support for the LightWeight Security library newTag

In this release we added support for the RTI Connext LightWeight Security Library.

If RTI Perftest is compiled dynamically (--dynamically in the build scripts build.sh / .bat), then no new parameters are needed. However, when compiling statically, a new command line option has been added to the build scripts (--lightWeightSecurity) to force the linking against that library instead of the regular (Full) RTI Connext Secure library. Default value for openssl if none is provided newTag

In previous releases, when compiling statically against RTI Connext with the Security Libraries, a path to the ssl crypto libraries had to be provided (openSSL or WolfSSL). Starting in this release, if no path is provided, RTI Perftest will try to search in the RTI Connext Installation ($NDDSHOME), in the default folder where the OpenSSL Libraries bundle is installed. Provide ssl version newTag

If more than one set of cryptography libraries or versions (openSSL or wolfSSL) are found in the RTI Connext DDS Middleware installation, by using the the --openssl-version parameter, you can select the desired one. Secure parameters have been simplified newTag

In previous releases, Perftest had the option of building the name of the security governance file based on several command-line options. These options would determine if the governance would be signed, the kind of RTPS protection, DATA protection, etc. These options required having a governance file for every combination of security options.

Perftest now uses a simpler option (also present in previous releases), -secureGovernanceFile, so that Perftest can be directly pointed to the file to use. Added Command-Line Option to enable AAD newTag

Starting in this new release, Perftest has a new Command-Line Option: -secureEnableAAD which sets the right property to enable the "Additional Authenticated Data". New option to save all latency times into a .csv file newTag

The RTI Perftest publisher side has a new command-line option: --latencyFile <file>. This option will, at the end of the test, save all the time values obtained for all the latency samples (those samples for which Perftest calculates the Round-Trip Time) into a file.

You should use this option when all the latency time values are required and the final summary information is not enough.

Use this option in conjunction with --noPrint when doing a latency test (--lantecyTest) or when latency samples are printed very often on the publisher side, since the printing operation is more costly and may affect the result of the test.

Find more information in the Test Parameters only for Publishing Applications section.

11.1.2. What's Fixed in 4.1 Issue when using multicast in rawTransport mode fixedTag

In previous releases, when using multicast and raw transport in a multi-subscriber scenario, only the subscriber with ID 0 would receive the packets correctly since the receive port was incorrectly calculated. This issue has been fixed. Error in C++11, C#, and Java when using security fixedTag

The following error could appear when using the C++11, C#, or Java API implementations and enabling the Security Plugins:

` [CREATE Participant] RTI_Security_Cryptography_register_participant:inconsistent configuration: protection_kind has WITH_ORIGIN_AUTHENTICATION, but cryptography.max_receiver_specific_macs < 2 [CREATE Participant] DDS_DomainParticipantTrustPlugins_getLocalParticipantSecurityState:!security function register_local_participant returned NULL [CREATE Participant] DDS_DomainParticipant_createI:!get local participant security state [CREATE Participant] DDS_DomainParticipantFactory_create_participant_disabledI:!create participant `

This issue would not happen when using the Traditional C++ implementation. The issue has been resolved.

11.2. Release Notes 4.0

11.2.1. 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.

11.2.2. 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.

11.2.3. 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.