Re: Kernel testing

Pavel Machek (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 21:07:13 +0200 (MET DST)

> > confidence.
> >
> > > But, let me suggest the Posix conformance suites as a good first past
> > > test for stupid brokeness.
> >
> > This was something I was considering, and looking at the redistribution
> > license (, it looks like
> > the NIST code could be incorporated into a GPLed test suite because it's
> > produced by the government and therefore not protected by copyright.
> A sick thought crossed my mind ... What if we doing something
> similar to what the cryptography folks are doing. Have people run the
> stress test when they want, how ever long they want, and have it
> communicate with a main server someplace which will keep track of these
> things ...
> What do you people think?
> -Seth

That it is unnecesarily complex, and you can only report success, anyway.
If it crashes, you can't expect that machine to report it :-).
[You need human beings in this process...]

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