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LinuxPlanet: Test Suite Heralds SGI's Growing Involvement with Linux

Aug 13, 2000, 20:42 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)

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"A group of nearly 100 test tools designed to make Linux kernel hacking easier is just one manifestation of rapidly growing involvement in Linux by SGI."

"The tools, announced on the linux kernel mailing list, allow kernel developers to thoroughly test changes before offering them up for incorporation into the kernel source itself. The test suite announcement came just days ahead of the opening of Linux World Expo, where SGI is expected to announce additional contributions to Linux, demonstrate the world's largest Linux display showing realtime rendering with a 128-chip cluster, and announce new Linux graphical products and changes in SGI's policy regarding use of its Open GL rendering technology."

"The suite of 96 command-line test applications--the number is growing--is not for users who simply want to benchmark their systems. Instead, the goal is increased stability of the Linux kernel."

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