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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCHSET] sanitized pathwalk machinery (v3)
On Wed, Mar 04, 2020 at 09:00:31PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 04, 2020 at 09:59:46PM +1100, Aleksa Sarai wrote:
>
> > > FWIW, I'm putting together some litmus tests for pathwalk semantics -
> > > one of the things I'd like to discuss at LSF; quite a few codepaths
> > > are simply not touched by anything in xfstests.
> >
> > I won't be at LSF unfortunately, but this is something I would be very
> > interested in helping with -- one of the things I've noticed is the lack
> > of a test-suite for some of the more generic VFS bits (such as namei).
>
> BTW, has anyone tried to run tests with oprofile and see how much of the
> core kernel gets exercised? That looks like an obvious thing to try -
> at least the places outside of spin_lock_irq() ought to get lit after
> a while...
>
> Have any CI folks tried doing that, or am I missing some obvious reason
> why that is not feasible?

I don't know about oprofile, but LTP got their gcov patches merged
into 2.6.31:

http://ltp.sourceforge.net/coverage/gcov.php

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