The Linux Test Project AUGUST 2009 Release Announcement


The Linux Test Project test suite has been released for the month of
AUGUST 2009. Please see ltp/INSTALL file carefully, as, there has been
multiple changes for building/installing the test suite.

The latest version of the test-suite contains 3000+ tests for the Linux
OS and can be found at:,
Latest happenings in LTP can also be found at:,, and,
IRC: #ltp.

AUGUST 2009 Highlights:
"Paul Larson" is back to LTP,
1. Addition of "Fault Injection Framework",
2. Integration of "Valgrind" Tool for "Memory Leak" and "Concurrency checks" for test,
3. Addition of 2.6.30-gcov patches,
4. Integration of "MCE-TEST" from Intel,
5. Addition of "Timer Migration" & "Ideal Load Balancer" in Power Management,
6. 194 test scenarios for "CGROUP Controllers",
7. Addition of "CPU Accounting Controllers",
8. Mike's huge changes in syscall tests for error handling and printf format strings,
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AUGUST 2009 LTP Contributors:
Matt Fleming,
1. Srikanth Krishnakar,
2. Garrett Cooper,
3. Kiran Prakash,
4. Nobuhiro,
5. Naresh Kamboju,
6. Michal Simek,
7. Serge E. Hallyn,
8. Jiri Palecek,
9. Jyoti Vantagodi,
10. M. Mohan Kumar,
11. Rohit Verma,
12. Lucio Correia,
13. Henry Yei,
14. Peter Oberparleiter,
15. Geert Uytterhoeven,
16. Paul Larson,
17. Huang Ying,
18. Andi Kleen,
19. Poornima Nayak,
20. CAI Qian,
21. Mike Gahagan,
22. Darren Hart,
23. Shi Weihua,
24. Duddu Rajasekhar,
25. Nicolas Joly,
26. Mike Frysinger,
27. Cyril Hrubis,
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Note(s) from the Maintainer:
This month has been of tremendous importance to LTP given the contribution coming from various people to various parts. We have seen infrastructural improvements to major test cases addition to fixing major issues in LTP.

Paul Larson, who brought up infant LTP is again back making contributions. He already promised me this during OLS 2009. Mike pitched in to make huge changes in the syscall testcases at the wee hours of the release. Huang Ying and Andi Kleen made huge contribution through addition of MCE-TEST to LTP. I am hoping such contribution continues in future as well.

Our web site also contains other information such as:
- A Linux test tools matrix
- Technical papers
- How To's on Linux testing
- Code coverage analysis tool.

We would encourage the community to post results to,
patches, new tests, bugs or comments/questions to, (for
New Bug(s)), (for
New Patch(s)), (for
New Feature Request(s))

Happy testing,

Posted by Subrata Modak 2009-08-31