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Re: Clarifications to tests(7)

On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 12:28:21PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
[correct statements about root/unprivileged runs]

> +Ideally, tests are self-contained and do not either depend on or
> +perturb the host environment, aside from skipping tests when optional
> +facilities are not available.

This would be ideal, but basically impossible to implement. All tests do
cleanup work after themselves, but for example tests exercising the vnd
devices need to configure and unconfigure vnds, wich might interfere with
other uses of vnd on the host.

Other tests might load and unload kernel modules (just to test this), so there
is always temporary flux on the test host.

No permanent configuration changes or disturbances are to be expected though.


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