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From: "André Almeida" <>
To: Daniel Latypov <>
Cc: "Shuah Khan" <>,
	"Brendan Higgins" <>,
	"David Gow" <>,,
	"Nícolas F. R. A. Prado" <>,
	"Marcelo Schmitt" <>,
	"Leandro Ribeiro" <>,
Subject: Re: KUnit Hackathon
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2021 21:23:10 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Daniel,

Às 03:48 de 07/07/21, Daniel Latypov escreveu:
> On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 1:41 PM André Almeida <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We belong to two student groups, FLUSP [1] and LKCAMP [2], both of which
>> are focused on sharing kernel and free software development knowledge
>> and experience with fellow free software developers and newcomers.
>> As part of our efforts, we'll be organizing a KUnit hackathon in the
>> next Saturday (July 10), where we intend to help newcomers convert
>> existing runtime tests (the ones found at lib/) to KUnit and maybe
>> create new ones. Depending on the number of attendees, a high volume of
>> patches may be sent throughout the day. We will do our best to review
>> all patches before they go to the kernel mailing lists hoping to avoid
>> wasting your time with minor patching issues.
> That sounds great!


>> So we wanted to let you know of all this beforehand and give you the
>> time to send any suggestions or comments on all this. For instance, we
> Some random, unorganized thoughts:
> * I (as a kernel newbie) found the ownership of tests under lib/ to be
> a bit unclear.

Indeed, but we found that tests under lib/ are the easiest ones to
convert, given that they deal with more "generic" programming aspects,
like linked lists and sort, and doesn't requires subsystem specific

> * Make sure to base on 5.14, there's some new features that could be of use
>   * QEMU support in it's no longer as big of a deal if we
> can't get tests running under UML. Brendan's made it fairly easy to
> run tests in an x86 VM.
>   * Skipped tests support: can now mark a test skipped. Some of the
> lib/ tests could benefit, e.g. test_hash.c
>   * another lib/ test conversion just landed in 5.14, [1], along with
> kunit_kcalloc/kunit_malloc_array() helpers
>   * Documentation/dev-tools/kunit/running_tips.rst - has instructions
> for how to generate code coverage reports using UML/
>     * This seems like it could be useful... [2]

Thanks for those info! I wasn't aware of those features.

> * I feel that the hackathon will surface a number of feature requests
> for KUnit. Some patches might be blocked on these features (like your
> uuid patch).
>   * Might be good to track these as they come up and note which
> patches are blocked.

Good suggestion, I'll try to track this.

> * Should we make a decision beforehand wrt renaming test files and
> kconfig options to match the style guide? In the most recent
> conversion [1], I left them as-is. The answer depends on the test
> owner, but we should probably be consistent with what we do in the
> v1's at least.

I believe that to left as-is is easier, and we will suggest people to do

> * I assume test modules used in selftests (test_bitmap, test_printf,
> etc.) should remain untouched for now ?
>   * KUnit does *not* return a non-zero exit code when you modprobe the
> test, as the userspace part of those tests assumes.
>   * We could write a wrapper like kselftest/, but for KUnit
> test modules, but this extra in-flight patch would become a dependency
> for maybe multiple other conversions.
>   * I'd like it if we had ^ eventually, but I don't know how others
> feel about that.

Yeah, I don't think we would be able to deal with all of this in this
hackathon, so we won't touch those tests for now.

> * I had some small patches for converting test_min_heap.c and
> test_sort.c that I should get around to sending out.

So this means that we shouldn't convert them, right?

> [1]
> [2] I currently see
>   Overall coverage rate:
>   lines......: 16.4% (20034 of 122481 lines)
>   functions..: 18.1% (2032 of 11205 functions)
> with the following kunitconfig
> This might be a neat way to motivate participants by showing #s going up.
> Note: I'm more interested in the # of covered functions than anything else.
> The %s are nice to look at, but not that useful since we're only
> compiling a small fraction of kernel code.

Cool! In the end of the hackathon we will compare the numbers to see how
much we were able to do in the event.

>> may ask people to add a special tag to their patches so you may batch
>> review them all at a later time if you wish.
>> Anyhow, we'd really appreciate having your opinion on this.
>> Thanks!
>> [1] -
>> [2] -
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  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-08  0:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-05 20:41 KUnit Hackathon André Almeida
2021-07-07  6:48 ` Daniel Latypov
2021-07-08  0:23   ` André Almeida [this message]
2021-07-08  0:49     ` Daniel Latypov
2021-07-07 20:23 ` Brendan Higgins
2021-07-08  0:27   ` André Almeida

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