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

From: Cyril Hrubis
Date: Tue Sep 20 2016 - 05:17:30 EST

Good news everyone,

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

Since the last release 236 patches by 28 authors were merged.

Notable changes are:

o New testcases
- tracepath, clockdiff, arpping, ping, wc, insmod
- ftrace
- access()
- kcmp()
- lgetxattr()
- sched_setscheduler()
- epoll_ctl()
- sbrk() regression test
- dio_sparse added direct I/O regression test

o Rewritten/cleaned up tests
- waitpid syscall testcases
- NFS tests
- ftrace tests

o More work on memory cgroup testcases
- a lot of cleanups, big tests were split into smaller ones
- implemented proper synchronization primitives between processes
which saves a few minutes on the test execution time

o More work on the new test API
- test is executed in child processes, parent process watches for timeout,
does cleanup, reports results, etc.
- Ctrl+C kills all subprocesses correctly and the parent process runs cleanup
- new command line option parsing helpers
- 25 testcases were cleaned up and rewritten to use the new test API

o New EXPECT_PASS and EXPECT_FAIL helpers in shell library

o New shell wrappers for checkpoint (futex based) synchronization primitives

o New tst_su wrapper (that makes sure that path to LTP binaries is in $PATH)

o Open Posix Testsuite changes
- parallel build has been fixed
- the build process now uses the top level configure parameters

+ The usuall amount of cleanups, fixes, and speedups.

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
mailing list at ltp-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Cyril Hrubis