Available Tests

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de
Fri Apr 1 10:21:02 UTC 2016

Alex Denisov <1101.debian at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just built FreeBSD 10 using “WITH_TESTS=1”, and run tests from ‘/usr/tests’ using ‘root' user.
> I have found that there are ~3,5k test results, which makes me curious: are there other tests?

Yes. If you take a closer look at /usr/src you'll find various other
tests that aren't integrated into the kyua/atf tool chain (yet).

I also believe that your ~3,5k test results represent more
that ~3,5k individual tests due to suboptimal integration of
other test suites.

Various external test frameworks are also potentially relevant
for FreeBSD, but have too much dependencies to integrate.

As an example, a TCP/IP regression was found through Privoxy-Regression-Test:

Obviously the regression could have been found with a
FreeBSD-specific test as well, but somebody would have
to spent the time to write such a test first.

> I’m asking because, for instance, LLVM test suite has ~17k tests
> (unit, regression, and performance tests).

Some of these tests are probably also run on FreeBSD systems
to test the clang integration ...

> FreeBSD seems to be bigger, but has less tests.

Unlike LLVM, FreeBSD contains a lot of old code from a time
where automated testing was less common.

Comparing it with other operating systems might make more

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