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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    ltp@oss.sgi.com
> 
> --
> Aaron Laffin
> Silicon Graphics, Inc. OS Test Development
> Email: alaffin@sgi.com Voice: 651-683-5756
> USA/MN/CRP/F5233/SSBU

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Aaron Laffin
Silicon Graphics, Inc. OS Test Development
Email: alaffin@sgi.com Voice: 651-683-5756
USA/MN/CRP/F5233/SSBU