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[Fwd: Draft of announcement to linux-kernel]
Aaron Laffin wrote:
> Nathan Straz wrote:
> > Subject: [ANNC] Linux Test Project
> > SGI would like to announce the Linux Test Project. The goal of this
> > project is to create a formal automated test suite for the Linux
> > kernel.
> I think we need to be careful in our wording here. I think something
> more along the lines of "...is to create a formal testing project for
> the linux kernel." I want to be sure that we don't constrain the goals
> of the project to what our group has in mind. I'd rather hash it out as
> part of the project. We als want to be sure that we don't in any way
> imply that we want to be a required rubber stamp or something along that
> line for Linus to release a kernel. I think for now, within x hours of
> Linus' kernel releases, we have a response QA report on the kernel. We
> ran our tests on the new kernel, we found these problems -- or we didn't
> find any problems. If we consistently find problems, they may want us
> to test it before the release -- that should be a goal we have.
> > We have released a set of 96 tests on the project's website
> > (http://oss.sgi.com/projects/ltp/). These tests exercise file systems
> > and system calls and can be used for stress testing or sanity tests.
> > We would like to discuss the following topics with the community.
> > - The testing philosophy that is most important to the kernel
> > developers. What approach best fits the development process?
> > Regression? Functional? Stress? Performance?
> > - What is needed immediately? Building a test suite for the kernel is
> > going to take time. What tests or tools are most important?
> > - We need to plan a development road map that works with the Linux
> > kernel development road map.
> > We are hoping to hold an unscheduled BOF at LinuxWorld on Wednesday.
> > Aaron Laffin and Richard Logan will be there to discuss these issues.
> > If you are interested in testing and are attending LinuxWorld, please
> > keep an eye open for our BOF.
> > Linux Test Project http://oss.sgi.com/projects/ltp/
> > LTP Mailing list email@example.com
> Aaron Laffin
> Silicon Graphics, Inc. OS Test Development
> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Voice: 651-683-5756
Silicon Graphics, Inc. OS Test Development
Email: email@example.com Voice: 651-683-5756