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    SubjectRe: Kernel testing
    On Fri, 11 Apr 1997 wrote:

    > Oliver Xymoron <> writes:
    > >I think the time is very flexible - I was thinking the bulk of the time
    > >would be spent on stress testing like crashme rather than functionality
    > >testing. Even a very complete set of functionality tests would be well
    > >less than 6 hours, I'd think, because any single "does this syscall
    > >return the right value?" test is going to be nearly instantaneous.
    > Well, real stress testing involves twisted minds running things that
    > deliberately try to break the code, preferably under heavy load.

    Agreed - my point is just that stress testing usually has indefinite time
    spans - you can run your test for 10 minutes or overnight if you want more

    > But, let me suggest the Posix conformance suites as a good first past
    > test for stupid brokeness.

    This was something I was considering, and looking at the redistribution
    license (, it looks like
    the NIST code could be incorporated into a GPLed test suite because it's
    produced by the government and therefore not protected by copyright.

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