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Re: tests where exit is success

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Antti Kantee <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to write a test case where success is determined by the
> test program exiting?  It is possible to define an expected failure
> where the test exits, but what about expected success?

A test program is assumed to pass when it exits.  Are you having
trouble with this?

> The simplest example is testing that exit(3) exits.

You'd fork+wait to validate exit call.

> However, I am
> working on something a little more complicated: a watchdog library.

Hmm, can you elaborate?  I'm afraid you'll have to go through some
fork/wait dance as mentioned above depending on what you are trying to

Julio Merino

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