Hi Brad -
(cc: xfs list too)
On 9/12/12 5:52 PM, Brad Figg wrote:
> The Ubuntu kernel team has been putting some automated testing
> infrastructure in place. We are very interested in engaging with
> the appropriate upstream developers. We have been running the
> xfstests that come as part of the autotest testing framework.
> Some of these tests fail or never complete when run against an
> Ext4 file-system.
Which ones? Feel free to file bugs or send mail. Tests should pass.
Sometimes it's a test bug, though, of course ;)
> Our initial questions are:
> 1. Is this an appropriate set of tests to be run as regression
Yes, that's what it's for!
> 2. Is there a list of the xfstests that are appropriate for
Any test which says
can run on ext4, and should in theory pass. I think there are
about 100 of them by now.
There is a "dangerous" group (see groups file) which contains test nrs that
might stop testing via a hang or panic. But don't skip those by
default; newer kernels with those bugs fixed _should_ pass them too.
> 3. Are there additional regression tests that would be beneficial
> to the Linux community for us to be running?
We've been encouraging new tests to be written for xfstests lately,
and it's gotten a good amount of traction. There certainly may be
other things out there, though.
> Test results can be found at: