Re: [PATCH 3/3] move hugepage test examples totools/testing/selftests/vm

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Feb 06 2012 - 18:53:46 EST

On Sun, 5 Feb 2012 16:15:55 +0800
Dave Young <dyoung@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> hugepage-mmap.c, hugepage-shm.c and map_hugetlb.c in Documentation/vm are
> simple pass/fail tests, It's better to promote them to tools/testing/selftests
> Thanks suggestion of Andrew Morton about this. They all need firstly setting up
> proper nr_hugepages and hugepage-mmap need to mount hugetlbfs. So I add a shell
> script run_test to do such work which will call the three test programs and
> check the return value of them.
> Changes to original code including below:
> a. add run_test script
> b. return error when read_bytes mismatch with writed bytes.
> c. coding style fixes: do not use assignment in if condition

I think Frederic is doing away with tools/testing/selftests/run_tests
in favour of a Makefile target? ("make run_tests", for example).

Until we see such a patch we cannot finalise your patch and if I apply
your patch, his patch will need more work. Not that this is rocket
science ;)

> ...
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/tools/testing/selftests/vm/run_test

(We now have a "run_tests" and a "run_test". The difference in naming
is irritating)

Your vm/run_test file does quite a lot of work and we couldn't sensibly
move all its functionality into Makefile, I expect.

So I think it's OK to retain a script for this, but I do think that we
should think up a standardized way of invoking it from vm/Makefile, so
the top-level Makefile in tools/testing/selftests can simply do "cd
vm;make run_test", where the run_test target exists in all
subdirectories. The vm/Makefile run_test target can then call out to
the script.

Also, please do not assume that the script has the x bit set. The x
bit easily gets lost on kernel scripts (patch(1) can lose it) so it is
safer to invoke the script via "/bin/sh script-name" or $SHELL or

Anyway, we should work with Frederic on sorting out some standard
behavior before we can finalize this work, please.

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