[LTP] [ANNOUNCE] The Linux Test Project has been released for AUGUST 2014

From: chrubis
Date: Thu Aug 28 2014 - 07:17:56 EST

Good news everyone,

the Linux Test Project test suite stable release for *August 2014* has
been released.

Since the last release 311 patches by 24 authors were merged.

Notable changes are:

* New testcases and improved coverage for: madvise, waitid, timerfd_*,
getcwd, sched_setaffinity, sendfile, vmsplice, rename, renameat, open,
openat, readlink, readlinkat, utime, wait, utimes, truncate, fstatfs,
statvfs, statfs, splice, tee, setpgid, sbrk, readdir, setresgid,
setresuid, rmdir, perf_event_open, ...

* Continued effort to cleanup old code:
- many CRAY, SGI, ... ifdefs were removed
- the test library headers were cleaned up a bit
- several testcases were cleaned up or rewritten from a scratch

* The TCONF (testcase not appropriate for current configuration) test
status is now propagated to the test exit value and included in
the testrun results. (previously it was reported as passed)

* Testcases utilizing a block device can now prepare a loopback device
automatically in the test setup.

* LTP test library has gained API to easily propagate test result from a
child process to a parent process.

* Linux containers testcases were cleaned up.

* The can network test were fixed and cleaned up.

* The isofs testcases were fixed and cleaned up.

* Test messages for failures now contain source code filename and line.

* If test gets an unexpected signal the message contains not only the
signal number but also symbolic name such as SIGINT.

* Various fixes for failures on Btrfs filesystem, on PPC64 LE, SPARC64
and inside of KVM virtual machine.

* And many more smaller fixes and enhancements.

The latest version of the test-suite contains 3000+ tests for the Linux
and can be downloaded at:


The project pages as well as GIT repository are hosted on GitHub for
quite some time now:


If you ever wondered how to write a LTP testcase, don't miss our
(continuously updated) developer documentation at:


Patches, new tests, bugs, comments or questions should go to
to our mailing list at ltp-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Cyril Hrubis
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