Testing a Linux kernel module
I want to test a simple device driver module.
For testing purposes, I know that it is better to use a virtual machine, than loading it in to the original kernel.
My question is, is it 'strictly recommended' that one should try these modules in a virtual machine? Can testing a simple 'hello world' module be harmful? Can anyone give an example situation where it can harm the kernel? Or if anyone has had a bad experience, please share it.
Last edited by bird234; 08-17-2011 at 01:17 AM.