Re: too much untested code in new kernels (fwd)

Alan Cox (
Sat, 4 Jan 1997 18:50:43 +0000 (GMT)

> hardware/software/users can do these tests. But there is no such project
> at present, Linux does not have a QC department and I doubt distribution
> makers will spend the money required to do this. The people who can run

I think you might be suprised by a) how much work some people do with things
like destruction testing. I've got email from people who've done things like
7 day SMP and floating point torture testing on 4 CPU boxes. I have accounts
on several very large Linux boxes for doing tracing and kernel gdb probing
under odd funny cases

The Linux vendors also do a fair bit of work (some at least) to ensure the
entire package they ship is stable.