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SubjectRe: Kernel Crash Tests
Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > So I did some stress-testing for the 2.0.34 pre-releases, using
> > a standardized procedure of running several user-land programs.
> > These programs include tests for network, file-i/o, process-
> > creation, kernel error-handling (the famous "crashme") and so
> > on.
>
> Are these ones you can make available as an initial 'test suite' to see
> people adding more tests (like the posix one - good test for coverage but
> not a lot else)
>
I think I can do that (I have to check if all the licenses allow that,
but I don't think there would be a problem. And the software I wrote
myself I can easily release under the GPL)

> I can provide ftp space for such a collection
>
Thanks, but thats not a problem: I have lots of FTP and Web-Space,
and a 768kbps lease-line connection to the internet...

The real question is how to setup such a test-suite in a way that
it is portable and usable for many people. I have to think about
that a little bit. Suggestions are welcome... :-))

I think it's worth to put some effort into that.
If anyone has some ideas or even a test program to contribute,
please contact me directly. I will collect these and provide
a first version of a Linux test-suite. Maybe thats a first step
to a Linux "Quality Assurance Team"? :-))

- andreas

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