Re: Re: [PATCH ftrace/for-next ] tracing/kprobes: Replace startup test with selftest script

From: Masami Hiramatsu
Date: Wed Oct 08 2014 - 00:02:39 EST

(2014/10/08 11:20), Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:59:49 +0900
> Masami Hiramatsu <> wrote:
>>> Both of these have valid reasons staying in the kernel and I don't see
>>> either as dead weight. Is there a maintenance issue with keeping it in
>>> the kernel? There doesn't seem to be much done to it. It seems
>>> untouched for over a year, and that was to add support for multiple
>>> buffers.
>> Keeping it has no issue. But it's much easier to expand the test
>> in userspace than the kernel code. I'll add more feature tests in
>> kselftest, but not in this code. This means that this startup
>> test code will get behind.
> And that's exactly what I expect you to do. I have lots of tests to
> test ftrace, but what gets tested at kernel startup is just a bare
> minimum, and that's all it needs to be. I don't expect you to extend
> the start up self tests. That should be only done for the scripts. But
> we have this start up test and I don't see a reason to get rid of it.
> If anything, it gives me warm fuzzies in my stomach when I see it
> pass :-)
> The start up tests in the kernel should really just be the basic of the
> basic tests, that give a small sanity check that a change didn't
> totally screw things up.
> Can you send a new patch that doesn't remove the start up test?

OK, I'll send it asap :)

Thank you,

Software Platform Research Dept. Linux Technology Research Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory

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