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    SubjectRe: [Announce] Linux Test Project

    > > SGI would like to announce the Linux Test Project. The goal of this
    > > project is to create a formalized test system for the Linux kernel.
    > >
    > > We have released a set of 96 tests on the project's website
    > > ( These tests exercise file systems
    > > and system calls and can be used for stress testing or sanity tests.
    > >
    > One question: how is the framework going to handle tests which cause
    > pathological behavior in the kernel. For example, 'infinite' hangs in
    > the MM system during OOM, or crashes (OOPSes, panics) or deadlocks
    > (process stuck in 'D' state). Most often these are the results of the
    > tests I tend to run.

    > Any testbed needs to handle these situations, at least somewhat. For
    > example, if I leave a 12 hour regression going and leave the console,
    > and I come back to see the system has rebooted itself, or is stuck solid
    > - how do I know which test has 'failed'?

    You can always run the tests in user-mode-linux to see if that

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