On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 15:26, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> Begin forwarded message:
> Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 15:19:46 -0500
> From: David Hollis <dhollis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: Netdev <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Network driver test suite?
> 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
> new USB ethernet devices and would like to able to test all possible
> scenarios instead of coming across them piece-meal in the future. I'm
> not a big fan of the "works on my box" testing that I'm doing now. I'm
> sure there are all kinds of things that I'm not testing that aren't
> everyday types of things such as VLANs, multicasting, various
> ethtool/mii-tool things, large packets, etc.
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.
> If there isn't anything like this, maybe it would be a useful thing to
> develop? At a minimum, maybe to set the treshhold for minimum features
> that drivers support and the like.