Re: [PATCH v2 0/5] notifier error injection
From: Akinobu Mita
Date: Fri Jul 22 2011 - 00:49:24 EST
2011/7/22 Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:16:01 +0900
> Akinobu Mita <akinobu.mita@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This provides the ability to inject artifical errors to the following
>> notifier chain callbacks. It is useful to test the error handling of
>> notifier call chain failures.
> That all looks very nice, but I wonder how many people are actually
> using these things. The injection framework itself doesn't seem to
> have had a lot of uptake.
> I wonder if we could improve things by adding an easy-to-run testing
> script which identifies all the available error-injection inputs,
> exercises them and then reports on the result?
> Such a script would logically reside under ./tests/fault-injection/,
> but we still don't have a tests/ directory. Which perhaps tells us
> something ;)
Sounds goood. I'll create shell script that detects hot-pluggable CPU
or memory block and runs quick tests.
BTW, the patchset has been rewritten to be kernel modules rather than
initializing at late_initcall()s. The reason for switching to kernel
modules is to provide an easy way to specify notifier priority as
module parameter. I'll send newer patchset soon.
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