Katerina Barone-Adesi

Earth, Once Upon A Time

Happily doing Free Software at Igalia.

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Katerina Barone-Adesi 27/01/2015

Generating arbitrary test data

Most tests are useless without data, and the data they need to run can be fairly complicated. Generating a lot of data by hand sounds tedious, and would get rid of a lot of the advantages of generating tests; the flexibility and speed of having a large...

Katerina Barone-Adesi 27/01/2015

Improving Pflua's correctness with property-based checking

Creating a property-based tester and fixing several bugs - in one afternoonPflua, Igalia's implementation of Libpcap's filter language, is fast, and works very well. Like most software, it contains a few bugs, which unusual circumstances can...

Katerina Barone-Adesi 31/10/2014

A tale of sunk allocation

Pflua is fast; Igalia wants it to be faster. When I joined Igalia, one of the big open questions was why some very similar workloads had extremely different speeds; matching a packet dump against a matching or non-matching host IP address could make the...