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Lab improves Linux kernel patch tests

Sep 28, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Peter Galli, writing at eWEEK, reports that the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) has created a code benchmarking tool — known as the Scalable Test Platform (STP) — which supposedly allows developers to easily test their Linux kernel patches from a variety of tests and server configurations. Galli writes . . .

“Tim Witham, the director of the OSDL — an independent, non-profit lab designed for developers who are adding enterprise capabilities to Linux — believes the STP fulfills a critical need in the open-source developer community . . .”

“Until now, open-source developers have had no centralized means for testing kernel patches and upgrades or for recording the results, which has made scaling Linux more difficult . . .”

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