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Re: CVS commit: src/tests/modules


doesn't modctl/modload return some error which indicate the reason
of failure?


> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:12:34AM +0000, Iain Hibbert wrote:
>> sysctl doesn't need to be static of course, you could do the kauth check
>> and return a value based on whether you may load a module or not, I don't
>> know if that will serve to disambiguate Xen?
> No, this is not about XEN at all!
> The tests do some modload and this can fail for various reasons. The most
> popular ones are
>  - kernel is !MODULAR (this is the case for all XEN kernels)
>  - securelevel is >= 1
> The whole issue is wether we call any of those a failure in the tests (which
> clearly is wrong) or mark the tests as "skipped", with a proper message.
> Since the tests already can easily test for securelevel, the only open
> question is "is this kernel modular", which is why I proposed that very
> simple solution to a simple question.
> Now, if we want the sysctl to say "I can load modules" the water gets
> muddy and we may have to ask more precise questions - however, since the
> simple answer already is enough, IMHO we should stick to that.
> I don't care for the names, but don't make it sound like it answers a more
> complex question when it doesn't.
> Martin

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