RE: [RFC v1 06/31] arch: um: enabled running kunit from User Mode Linux

From: Tim.Bird
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 - 17:18:37 EST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brendan Higgins
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:52 AM <Tim.Bird@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > It might be of interest to the automated testing mailing list too ? (Tim?)
> >
> > I think this is interesting to groups doing automated testing of the kernel
> > (including myself) as another set of tests to run. Right now I don't see it
> > as having any special attributes related to automation. But I could be
> wrong.
> Pardon my ignorance, but by automated testing you mean a CI server
> with presubmits, nightlys, and things of the sort?

> If that's the case, KUnit could be helpful because of the low resource
> cost in running them and the speed at which they run.

> There are some
> other features we would like to add which would help with that goal as
> well like test isolation. We actually have a presubmit server
> internally for running KUnit tests that can usually respond to patches
> with test results within a couple minutes. Would something like that
> be interesting?
I think the code and architecture of the software that handles presubmit,
mail-list scanning, notifications, etc. would be of interest. But KUnit features
themselves (macro definitions, mocking vs. faking, etc.) would not.
I only say that in the context of CC-ing the automated testing list on the patch set.
Of course the KUnit features are interesting by themselves for testers doing
unit testing.
-- Tim