[ANNOUNCE] The Linux Test Project has been released for JANUARY 2016

From: Cyril Hrubis
Date: Tue Jan 26 2016 - 08:04:06 EST

Good news everyone,

the Linux Test Project test suite stable release for *January 2016*
has been released.

Since the last release 191 patches by 29 authors were merged.

Notable changes are:

* Rewritten and new cgroup tests for cpuacct and pids controllers

* Rewritten basic cgroup functional and stress tests

* New userns07 test for user namespaces

* New syscall tests for:
- renameat2()
- sched_getattr()
- sched_setattr()
- kcmp()
- fcntl(fd, F_SETLEASE)
- preadv()
- pwritev()

* New regression tests for:
- signal()
- mmap() + hugepages,
- shmget()/shmat() + hugepages

* Open Posix pthread_create() tests were partially rewritten and
no longer fail on machines with > 4 CPUS

* New tests for mkfs, mkswap, and which utilities

* New tests for kernel input stack (utilizing uinput)

* Fixes in nfs tests and IPV6 support

* New test for dctcp congestion control algorithm

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:


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
new mailing list at ltp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

PS: Special thanks to Italian Linux Society (www.ils.org) that provides us with
rock solid mailing list hosting. This release wouldn't be possible without
their kind help.

Cyril Hrubis