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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 14:44:03 GMT
From: Andrew Josey <ajosey@rdg.opengroup.org>
To: lsb-test@linuxbase.org
Subject: Announcing the LSB-OS test suite beta

Dear All,

The LSB-OS 0.7beta deliverable was made today.

This is an additional testset for further API coverage
in support of the Linux Standard Base.

The deliverables are available for download from

LSB-OS 0.7beta  is the first beta release of this test suite.

LSB-OS is built using the VSXgen (the generic VSX test framework), and
contains additional tests for operating system interfaces within the
Linux Standard Base.  This test suite has not yet been adopted by the
Linux Standard Base team and no claims should be made of LSB conformance
to this version of the test suite.  The test assertions being tested
are available from http://www.linuxbase.org/test/lsb-os/ .

These tests have been targeted at Linux systems running the 2.4 kernel
and glibc 2.2, and they have been run on Red Hat and Debian unsupported
releases with the appropriate configuration.  The procedure to run the
tests is documented in the lsb-os-beta.txt file that comes with the
release bundle.

The LSB.OS test set includes test coverage for the following interfaces:
-  X/Open UNIX 98 Extensions to fork, exec, kill
-  Directory routines/files: dev_null,dev_tty,seekdir,telldir
-  Process environment interfaces: chroot, cuserid, nice, putenv, ulimit
-  SVID IPC : msgctl, msgget, msgrcv, msgsnd,semctl, semget, semop,
   shmat, shmctl, shmdt, shmget, ftok
-  Stream related interfaces: fgetpos, fsetpos
-  Time related interfaces: clock difftime strptime
-  Multibyte: mblen mbstowcs mbtowc memmove wcstombs wctomb
-  POSIX.2 c-language binding: fnmatch glob wordexp getopt system popen pclose
-  Dynamic linking tests: dlopen, dlclose, dlerror
-  Asynchronous I/O: aio_cancel, aio_error, aio_fsync, aio_read, aio_return
   aio_suspend, aio_write, lio_listio
-  Memory mapped files: mmap, msync, munmap, mprotect
-  Vectored i/o : readv, writev
-  UNIX98 pseudottys: ptsname, granpt
-  File tree walking: nftw, ftw
-  Logging functions: syslog,closelog,openlog
-  Context functions: makecontext, setcontext

We are now starting the beta test activity to try this testset out
on as many different distributions as possible and to integrate it
with the other testsets so far developed. If you have feedback
please send it to lsb-test@linuxbase.org.


Andrew Josey                                The Open Group
Director, Server Platforms                  Apex Plaza,Forbury Road,
Email: a.josey@opengroup.org                Reading,Berks.RG1 1AX,England