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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Linux Kernel Tester’s Guide v0.3-rc1
Michal Piotrowski wrote:
> Hi Balbir,
>
> On 21/06/07, Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>> Wonderful! Are there any plans to start using the fault injection
>> framework
>> to catch more defects?
>
> There are plans for the second part called "debugging techniques", but
> I really don't know when I'll start writing this.
>
> In fact I don't even know if it will be useful for testers. IMHO it is
> for developers not for testers.
>
> Regards,
> Michal
>

I thought so too, but being able to randomly fail allocations on a system
might expose the system error handling and recovery capabilities.

It'll also be interesting to see if testing is catching bugs, that tools
(such as sparse) could have caught.

--
Warm Regards,
Balbir Singh
Linux Technology Center
IBM, ISTL
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