On Monday 18 August 2008, Masatake YAMATO wrote:
> > 2.5) LTP should start focusing on IN-KERNEL-API testing, basically
> > testing the API´s which are available only inside the kernel.
> Comparing with system calls, I think IN-KERNEL-API has much chances to
> be tested well tested by the other kernel code. So the bug newly
> injected to IN-KERNEL-API-IMPLEMENTATION will be found quickly. In
> addition such APIs will be changed quickly. It means test cases for
> usch API becomes garbage quickly.
yeah, because in kernel api changes so fast, any out-of-tree testing would be
a huge time sink on our side. i asked some time ago on lkml about adding an
in-kernel testing framework, but response was largely negative. if the
testing framework isnt merged into mainline, then i dont think we should
spend any time on in kernel api testing at all.