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Re: Fw: Network driver test suite?

To: Craig Thomas <craiger@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Fw: Network driver test suite?
From: David Hollis <dhollis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 11:24:24 -0500
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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.

David Hollis <dhollis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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