[LTP] [RFC PATCH 1/2] tst_test: Add test multiplex function

Cyril Hrubis chrubis@suse.cz
Thu Mar 7 13:29:10 CET 2019

> > > If this wasn't timer test, I'd ask why don't we use existing .test and
> > > .tcnt,
> > > your test() func can be called with a parameter, so you could change
> > > the code to choose correct syscall/glibc func based on value of that
> > > parameter.
> > > 
> > > For normal tests, this looks almost and .test/.tcnt functionality,
> > > except test count can be also dynamic.
> > 
> > Well so does the .all_filesystems flag, however I see these concepts to
> > be orthogonal to what the actual test does, which is the reason I want
> > them hooked up in the library rather than to be part of the testcase
> > code.
> OK, so it's like another level on top of current test functions.

Yes, the change to the library adds generic layer for that.

> I probably would like 'variant' somewhere in name more, but overall
> I'm not against the patch. Are you planning on adding some docs too?

I thought that calling it multiplex was descriptive enough name.

There is some summary in:


I guess that I can expand the text a bit and put it in the doc/
directory in the source tree along with the change to the test library.

Cyril Hrubis

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