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ZDNet: Lab improves Linux kernel patch tests

Sep 27, 2001, 11:54 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The Open Source Development Lab has created a code benchmarking tool--known as the Scalable Test Platform--that it says will allow developers to easily test their Linux kernel patches from a variety of tests and server configurations.

Tim Witham, the director of the OSDL--an independent, non-profit lab designed for developers who are adding enterprise capabilities to Linux--believes the STP fulfills a critical need in the open-source developer community.

"With the launch of STP, developers can easily test their Linux kernel patches selecting from a variety of tests and server configurations. This performance-testing tool is aimed at improving the quality of Linux patches and upgrades and the speed with which open-source software is developed by providing a means for performance measurement and comparison," Witham said in a media invitation to further discuss the technology.

Until now, open-source developers have had no centralized means for testing kernel patches and upgrades or for recording the results, which has made scaling Linux more difficult."

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