Re: Kernel testing

Miguel de Icaza (
14 Apr 1997 12:19:27 -0500

> Just a quick note. Most UNIX vendors have a directory full of stress
> test toys, each test is geared specifically towards a certain
> subsystem of the kernel. Essentially when you change stuff you go
> into there and say "If you dicked with the buffer cache, run one of
> test X Y or Z, if you changed the locking code in the networking run A
> or B"

We could probably write our test suite of programs by making simple
small programs that get linked with the kernel object files and a set
of stub libraries.

The stub libraries would just provide the missing functionality in the

The test suite then could actually stress test the kernel code without
even booting the kernel.


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