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Old 06-25-2009, 09:35 AM   #1
ananth86coolguy
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Lightbulb Testing the Linux Kernel


Hi all
Can anyone tell me what are the things that need to be tested on a kernel,inorder to say that a kernel is stable.Are there any tools available for testing the kernel.


With Regards
Ananth
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:46 AM   #2
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Yes there are test frameworks and testsuites available. Which one to use depends on your particular requirements. The general rule is that more tests are better than fewer. There is lots of information out there on the Web. Do a search for "automated testing linux kernel"
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:55 AM   #3
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There are different programs to measure and compare Linux kernel performance, such as
kernbench, tbench, dbench, reaim and such. But I don't think they focus on stability rather than performance.
 
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Define "stable".

Empirically, I would have thought you could never prove something as complex as the kernel has no (substantial) faults. The failure to detect fault may merely be proof that your test suite is of lesser quality than the code under test ...
 
  


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