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Livepatch Self Tests
This is a small set of sanity tests for the kernel livepatching.
The test suite loads and unloads several test kernel modules to verify
livepatch behavior. Debug information is logged to the kernel's message
buffer and parsed for expected messages. (Note: the tests will compare
the message buffer for only the duration of each individual test.)
Set these config options and their prerequisites:
Running the tests
Test kernel modules are built as part of lib/ (make modules) and need to
be installed (make modules_install) as the test scripts will modprobe
To run the livepatch selftests, from the top of the kernel source tree:
% make -C tools/testing/selftests TARGETS=livepatch run_tests
Adding tests
See the common file for the existing collection of utility
functions, most importantly setup_config(), start_test() and
check_result(). The latter function greps the kernel's ring buffer for
"livepatch:" and "test_klp" strings, so tests be sure to include one of
those strings for result comparison. Other utility functions include
general module loading and livepatch loading helpers (waiting for patch
transitions, sysfs entries, etc.)