Linux Test Project

Linux Test Tools

The purpose of this Linux Test Tools Table is to provide the open-source community with a comprehensive list of tools commonly used for testing the various components of Linux.
My hope is that the community will embrace and contribute to this list making it a valuable addition to the Linux Test Project.

Please feel free to send additions, updates or suggestions to Jeff Martin. Last update:07/12/06

Cluster
HINT  allows fair comparisons over extreme variations in computer architecture, absolute performance, storage capacity, and precision.  It's listed as a Past Projectwith a link to http://hint.byu.edu but I have not been able to find where it is being maintained. If you know, please drop me a note. 

Code Coverage Analysis
gcov  Code analysis tool for profiling code and determining: 1) how often each line of code executes, 2) what lines of code are actually executed, 3.) how much computing time each section of codeuses    
lcov  LCOV is an extension of GCOV, a GNU tool which provides information about what parts of a program are actually executed (i.e. "covered") while running a particular test case. The extension provides HTML output and support for large projects.   

Database
DOTS  Database Opensource Test Suite   
dbgrinder  perl script to inflict stress on a mysql server   
OSDL Database Testsuite  OSDL Database Testsuite   

Debug
Dynamic Probes  Dynamic Probes is a generic and pervasive debugging facility.   
Kernel Debug (KDB)  KDB is an interactive debugger built into the Linux kernel. It allows the user to examine kernel memory, disassembled code and registers.   
Linux Kernel Crash Dump  LKCD project is designed to help detect, save and examine system crashes and crash info.   
Linux Trace Toolkit (LTT)  The Linux Trace Toolkit is a fully-featured tracing system for the Linux kernel.   

Defect Tracking
Bugzilla  allows individuals or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively   

Desktop/GUI Libraries
Android  open source testing tool for GUI programs   
ldtp GNU/Linux Desktop Testing Project  

Event Logging
included tests  Various tests are included in the tarball   

Filesystems
Bonnie  Bonnie++ is test suite, which performs several hard drive/ filesystem tests.   
dbench  Filesystem benchmark that generates good filesystem load   
fs_inode  Part of the LTP: This test creates several subdirectories and files off of two parent directories and removes directories and files as part of the test.   
fs_maim  Part of the LTP: a set of scripts to test and stress filesystem and storage management utilities   
IOZone  Filesystem benchmark tool (read, write, re-read, re-write, read backwards, read strided, fread, fwrite, random read, pread, aio_read, aio_write)   
lftest  Part of the LTP:lftest is a tool/test designed to create large files and lseek from the beginning of the file to the end of the file after each block write. This test verifies large file support and can be used to generate large files for other filesystem tests.  Files up to 2Tb have been created using this tool. This test is VERY picky about glibc version. 
LTP  The Linux Test Project is a collection of tools for testing the Linux kernel and related features.   
PostMark  Filesystem benchmark that simulates load generated by enterprise applications such as email, news and web-based commerce.   
stress  puts the system under a specified amount of load   
mongo  set of the programs to test linux filesystems for performance and functionality   
fsx  File system exerciser from Apple.  The test is most effective if you let it run for a minute or two, so that it overlaps the periodic sync that most Unix systems do. 
xdd Storage I/O Performance Characterization tool that runs on most UNIX-like systems and Windows. Has been around since 1992 and is in use at various government labs.

Harnesses
Cerberus  The Cerberus Test Control System(CTCS) is a free (freedom) test suite for use by developers and others to test hardware. It generates good filesystem stress in the process.   
STAF  The Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF) is an open source framework designed to improvethe level of reuse and automation in test cases and test environments.    

I/O & Storage
tiobench  Portable, robust, fully-threaded I/O benchmark program   
xdd Storage I/O Performance Characterization tool that runs on most UNIX-like systems and Windows. Has been around since 1992 and is in use at various government labs.

Kernel System Calls
crashme  a tool for testing the robustness of an operating environment using a technique of "Random Input" response analysis   
LTP  The Linux Test Project is a collection of tools for testing the Linux kernel and related features.   

Network
Connectathon NFS Testsuite  This testsuite tests the NFS Protocol   
ISIC  ISIC is a suite of utilities to exercise the stability of an IP Stack and its component stacks   
LTP  The Linux Test Project has a collection of tools for testing the network components of the Linux kernel.   
netperf  Netperf is a benchmark that can be used to measure the performance of many different types of networking.   
NetPIPE  Variable time bench mark, ie, it measures network performance using variable sized communiation transfers   
TAHI  Providesinteroperability and conformance tests for IPv6   
VolanoMark  A java chatroom benchmark/stress   
UNH IPv6 Tests  there are several IPv6 tests on this site   
Iperf  for measuring TCP and UDP bandwidth performance   

Network Security
Kerberos Test suite  These tests are for testing Kerberos clients (kinit,klist and kdestroy) and Kerberized Applications, ftp and telnet.   

Other
cpuburn  This program was designed by Robert Redelmeier to heavily loadCPU chips.   

Performance
contest  test system responsiveness by running kernel compilation under anumber of different load conditions   
glibench/clibench  benchmarking tool to check your computer CPU and hard disk performance   
lmbench  Suite of simple, portable benchmarks   
AIM Benchmark  Performance benchmark   
unixbench  Performance benchmark based on the early BYTE UNIX Benchmarks  "retired" since about 1997, but still used by some testers 

Scalability
dbench  Used for dcache scalability testing   
Chat  Used for file_struct scalability testing   
httperf  Used for dcache scalability testing   

Scheduler
LTP  The Linux Test Project is a collection of tools for testing the Linux kernel and related features.  sched_stress and process_stress 
VolanoMark  A java chatroom benchmark/stress  VolanoMark has been used to stress the scheduler. 

SCSI Hardening
Bonnie  Bonnie is test suite, which performs several hard drive and filesystem tests.    
LTP  The Linux Test Project is a collection of toolsfor testing the Linux kernel and related features.  disktest 
dt  dt (Data Test) is a generic data test program used to verify proper operation of peripherals, file systems, device drivers, or any data stream supported by the operating system   

Security
Nessus  remote security scanner   

Standards
LSB  Test suites used for LSB compliance testing   

Stream Controlled Transmission Protocol
LTP  The Linux Test Project is a collection of tools for testing the Linux kernel and related features.   

System Management
sblim  The "SBLIM Reference Implementation (SRI)" is a component of the SBLIM project. Its purposes are (among others): (1) easily set up, run and test systems management scenarios based on CIM/CIMOM technology (2) test CIM Providers (on local and/or remote Linux machines)   

Threads
LTP  The Linux Test Project is a collection of tools for testing the Linux kernel and related features.   
VSTHlite  Tests for compliance with IEEE POSIX 1003.1c extensions (pthreads).   

USB
usbstress  Sent to us by the folks at Linux-usb.org   

Version Control
cvs  the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system   
BitKeeper  BK/Pro is a scalable configuration management system, supporting globally distributed development, disconnected operation, compressed repositories, change sets, and repositories as branches.  Read the licensing info 
Subversion     

VMM
vmregress  regrssion, testing and benchmark tool   
LTP  The Linux Test Project is a collection of tools for testing the Linux kernel and related features.   
memtest86  A thorough real-mode memory tester   
stress  puts the system under a specified amount of load   
memtest86+  fork / enhanced version of the memtest86   
memtester  Utility to test for faulty memory subsystem   

Web Server
Hammerhead  Hammerhead is a web server stress tool that can simulate multiple connections and users.   
httperf  httperf is a popular web server benchmark tool for measuring web server performance   
siege  Siege is an http regression testing and benchmarking utility.   
PagePoker  for loadtesting and benchmarking web servers   



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