Re: Kernel testing

Keith Rohrer (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 17:16:20 -0500 (CDT)

[crashme and other linux kernel crash tests discussed]
> > > 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?
> > 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...]
> We could use an ACK type of system.
Just so long as we don't merge this with the "steal cycles from all Yahoo
visitors to do it" proposal. Besides, we'd get all sorts of win95
results that would corrupt the, wait, those would be the ones
that don't have enough free RAM or crash before the first ack. :-)