Timed Idle

This test will just idle the system for the specified amount of time. This test is of benefit if paired with the system_monitor module to monitor the system sensors, battery consumption, etc while the system is idling. This also can be used just as a simple test profile to understand how the Phoronix Test Suite works.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark idle.

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

14 December 2019

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

2 Seconds

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 24 Seconds


100k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsTimed Idle Popularity Statisticspts/idle2011.042011.102012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.082022.122023.042023.082023.122024.045001000150020002500
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 22 June 2024.

Revision History

pts/idle-1.2.0   [View Source]   Sat, 14 Dec 2019 12:42:25 GMT
Use as pass/fail test.

pts/idle-1.1.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:53:11 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Performance Metrics

This test profile is too new - it does not have enough data available on OpenBenchmarking.org yet to provide any detailed metrics.