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Re: [PATCH v1 24/28] tests/tcg/aarch64: add SVE iotcl test

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 24/28] tests/tcg/aarch64: add SVE iotcl test
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:57:24 +0000
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Peter Maydell <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, 17 Mar 2020 at 10:45, Aleksandar Markovic
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I think it is also a little problematic that tests like this reside
>> and belong in tests/tcg - since they deal more with elements
>> of kernel interface (system call prctl()), rather than TCG.
>> Still, I see there are many other similar cases in tests/tcg,
>> so probably (at this moment) one should't bother about it in
>> the context of this patch. However, in general, the location
>> /tests/tcg for all these cases seems wrong to me.
> Well, the only reason we have the test at all is for testing
> our TCG emulation. Generic tests of syscalls don't live
> in QEMU at all, the best place for those would be the
> Linux Test Project's test suite.

Yeah it's all for exercising the TCG. I have run tests/tcg/aaarch64
binaries on real hardware from time to time but it's not the focus of
anything in that directory.

Alex Bennée

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