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Re: Someone interested in writing a regression test suite for Hurd comp
Re: Someone interested in writing a regression test suite for Hurd components?
Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:15:23 +0530
--- On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Thomas Schwinge <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Before installing these patches, I'd like to have a basic regression test
| suite set-up that gives us some confidence that they don't in turn cause
| breakage on other parts / uses of rpctrace.
Could you furnish more details?
| Now, testing rpctrace is not like testing libpipe, where you simply come
| up with some testing programs that use the libpipe C API and do some
| consistency checks alongside. Testing rpctrace means running it against
| testee programs, and then parse rpctrace's output and compare that
| against a to-be-expected version. Some fuzzy comparisions will be
| needed, as PIDs and all sort of other things will vary between two runs
| of the same testee. Also some machinery to take care of hanging rpctrace
| processes will be needed.
Could you give one documented example?
| I guess that instead of starting to write shell scripts etc. for handling
| all this, something like expect, <http://expect.nist.gov/>, or DejaGnu,
| <http://www.gnu.org/software/dejagnu/>, should instead be used for this
| task, but I have no experience with these. Is someone interested in
| working on that?
Can we use Check (LGPL)?
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