[Bloat] [Galene] testing latency under load on webrtc with galene?

Jeroen van Veen jvanveen at protonmail.com
Tue Mar 2 09:59:51 EST 2021

Not sure if this helps, but in Chromium there is an option
to fake media devices; e.g. chromium --use-fake-device-for-media-stream
Together with a headless testing library like Puppeteer or Playwright,
it should be quite easy to write a script that load-tests a Galene server using
several Chrome instances. Not really sure if the WebRTC api uncovers
things like jitter and packet loss though.

Anyway, all it requires is some basic setup to click through the
Galene UI. In that case, https://playwright.dev/docs/cli/ might help.

- Jeroen

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
Op dinsdag, maart 2, 2021 2:14 AM, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> schreef:

> Given that we have a worldwide network of flent servers...
> Given how easy galene is to hack on... and a 10 minute install...
> given some webrtc scripting... a few more stats... some javascript...
> skull sweat... funding...
> It seems plausible to be able to construct a suite of tests that could
> indeed track jitter
> delay and loss across the internet over webrtc. Perpetually uploading
> bigbuckbunny or some
> other suitable movie might be an option, but I have a fondness for
> extracting a sub 30 second segment from "Max Headroom", which if
> those here have not seen it, predicted much of the fine mess we're all
> in now.
> I guess my question is mostly, is a "headless" test feasible? In the
> context of samknow's lack of webrtc test... lowpowered hw....
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