On Fri, 2002-08-23 at 10:57, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> I am not anxious to get into debugging the Linux kernel.
> OTOH, I have developed a lot of load test applications for testing high
> transaction count systems.
> Are your regression tests in CVS, and if so how hard is to write an
> additional one.
> The test I have been using is simple pair of shell scripts, so it does not
> seem that it would take much to tie it into your framework.
> I have been monitoring it for failures manually, but it should not be too
> hard to put some kind of timeout around the lvcreate --snapshot test and
> report an error if it exceeds x minutes.
> Obviously, I would rather give you guys a way to duplicate the problem that
> can be incorporated into your regular regression testing than simply working
> with you to debug this one instance, and then not feel confident that future
> releases have not reintroduced the problem.
Answering for Eric since he is out for a few days.
Greg, take a look in cmd/xfstests there is a set of 50 or 60 tests in
there. Hopefully is is not too contorted to create a new test case.
How much of the volume setup can be done automatically by the test,
I presume all it needs is some partitions to play with.
Good idea by the way, adding test cases like this would be great.
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