On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:14:01 -0800
Craig Thomas <craiger@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 08:24, David Hollis wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-01-11 at 17:32 -0800, Craig Thomas wrote:
> > >
> > > Would there be a desire for someone to collect the tests or at least
> > > create an index to all their locations? If so, then developers can
> > > scan a library of potential tests to run against newly developed code.
> > >
> > > OSDL can start incorporating some of these tests into their test
> > > platform as well.
> > I would love to see a collection of the types of tests that should be
> > performed. As it appears now, there is nothing defined that a driver
> > author should do to verify that their driver performs properly, or
> > supports the right capabilities etc. Some things may be difficult to
> > automate, but simply having a checklist would be great. For the things
> > that can be automated, that would be even better.
> Great. We can do some of this. I would like to ask, what mimimal
> types of tests do you expect to execute for a driver? If several
> can respond to the types of testing they perform, we can start
> a checklist. Then, additional items can be added to fill in the
> holes. I've asked Cliff White of OSDL to help put this together.
There are two types of tests that would be easy to set up.
First is a full exercise of all the possible API transitions through
ifconfig, ip link, and ethtool. These could be covered without any
traffic going through.
Then setup a standard test environment with a known good card and a
crossover cable. The test could then use raw (and/or packet generator)
to send packets down good card to card to be verified.
Also testing, auto negotiation and transitions under load.