[klibc] Remote testing of klibc

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 09:13:32 PST 2006

On 3/20/06, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > I'm curious if any of you know  decent way to test this sort of thing
> > over ssh.  That is, I have little experience with Xen/UML/VMware/etc
> > etc, but the ones I have attempted were X-only apps, and thus not
> > suited nicely to testing remotely.
> >
> > The rationale behind this is that my headless fileserver has a decent
> > amount of 'juice' and idle clock cycles, so I've taken to running
> > through kernel builds on there.  It'd be nice to run through a test on
> > that machine before copying the build over, installing it locally, and
> > rebooting.
> >
> Most of the klibc programs build and can run as standalone userspace
> utilities.  I guess for testing integrated kinit one has to test it the
> same way one would test the kernel, though.

Right, that's what I meant - sorry for not being fully explicit.  I'm
talking about testing a kernel without rebooting - it's not really
klibc specific.  I know something can do it, but I have little or no
experience with the kind of utilities this requires, and don't even
know if there are non-gui versions.  I'll check out things like qemu
and friends, and find out - I was just trying to see if anyone already
had experience with these apps, and could point me in the right

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