GSoC Idea: Working on modernizing the tests of ATF

Julio Merino jmmv at
Thu Mar 13 02:01:30 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 7:10 AM, tuchalia <tuchalia at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm a student willing to do this work.
> I'm currently interested in a few projects, and I really like this one as
> well.
> Where should I start looking to write a strong proposal?


You should start by looking at the information in the TestSuite wiki
page. Try to get familiar with the examples referenced from there:
look for the code, read it, try to do some edits, etc.

Then you can also dive into the code in tools/regression/ and
tools/test/ to see what would need to be migrated. Here, you can use
the prove(1) tool to run the tests that end in .t, so you could give
that a try and see how that works as well.

And, lastly, you can also look at the NetBSD source tree under the
src/tests/ directory[1] or at Garret's GitHub repository[2]. There are
many test programs there that can be easily made to run on FreeBSD.
Getting one of those, hooking it into the build and preparing a patch
for that would be a nice exercise.

Hope this helps.


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