Linux Kernel Testing: Where are we ?

Session information has not yet been published for this event.


One Line Summary

Provide an overview of current kernel test efforts


There is a perception that there is little or no ongoing Linux kernel testing. At the same time, little is known about the existing test systems and their coverage.

In this talk I will provide an overview of the various systems used to test the Linux kernel, as well as the level of test coverage they provide. I will also share some ideas how test coverage could be improved.


kernel, testing


  • Guenter Roeck



    Guenter is one of the the maintainers of the Hardware Monitoring subsystem, and the reviewer of patches for the Watchdog subsystem. Guenter is currently employed by Google, working in the Chrome OS kernel team. Previously, Guenter was working for Juniper Networks and Ericsson. In both positions, he was responsible for the Linux kernel. Guenter’s passion is kernel testing. He created and maintains the Linux kernel test system at