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Re: Network driver test suite?

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Subject: Re: Network driver test suite?
From: David Hollis <dhollis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2005 08:43:41 -0500
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On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 17:10 -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> David Hollis wrote:
> > Is there any kind of test suite (automated or list of tests) available
> > for testing Linux network drivers?  I'm completing the addition of a few
> No, but I would love to someone to write one!!!
>       Jeff (in a rare case of multi-exclamation-point use)
What kinds of things do you think should be tested?  What I can think of
in no particular order and certainly not complete:

Simple, standard ping remote host
pings with various crazy large packet sizes
ethtool, all of the various options.  Not all need to be supported
certainly, but there is a set of basic ones that really should be
Changing MTU to various sizes
Configuring VLANs and being able to send/recv traffic

What other types of things should be tested?

David Hollis <dhollis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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