GSoC Idea: Working on modernizing the tests of ATF
jmmv at freebsd.org
Thu Mar 13 02:01:30 UTC 2014
On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 7:10 AM, tuchalia <tuchalia at gmail.com> 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
> 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 or at Garret's GitHub repository. 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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