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

1 Second

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 24 Seconds


100k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsTimed Idle Popularity Statisticspts/idle2011.042011.102012.072012.112013.032013.072013.112014.032014.072014.112015.032015.072015.112016.032016.072016.112017.032017.072017.112018.032018.072018.112019.032019.072019.112020.032020.072020.112021.032021.072021.112022.032022.076001200180024003000
* 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 current as of 25 September 2022.

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.