|Linux Systems Test Suites -- Technical Data Sheet
The Open Group has expanded it's range of test suites
to provide the ability to test Linux systems. Our Linux system
test suites are derivatives of our other proven start-of-the-art test tools.
The Open Group is well established as the premier open systems test
supplier and certification authority, developing and owning
tests used for the UNIX®, LSBTM and
POSIX® certification programs. As a supplier independent and
product neutral organization, The Open Group is the logical choice in
developing standards-based test suites and certification programs with
a proven track record, including third party programs such as the LSB.
The Open Group has a portfolio of test suites
that cover Linux systems, including tests for embedded Linux devices.
Use of test suites is essential for proper development and
maintenance of standards-based products, ensuring conformance of
supplier products to industry-standard APIs, application portability
and interoperability. In-depth testing with Open Group test suites
identifies defects at the earliest possible point in the development
and test cycle minimizing costly defects found in the field.
Linux Standardization Test Suites
The Open Group has played a key role in assisting the Free Standards
Group in its Linux standardization activities through provision of
test frameworks, testset code and expertise.
The Linux Standard Base (LSB) test suites are an example of the results
of that effort to date. Deliverables from The Open Group form the majority
of the official LSB Runtime Environment Certification tests.
The Open Group also successfully developed the LSB Certification
program for the Free Standards Group (now operated independently
directly by the Free Standards Group).
The test framework architecture utilizes the Open Group's
Test Environment Toolkit and the VSXgen framework. For more
information on the test suite architecture , see
Further information on the status for this activity
is at the
Linux Base web site.
We also maintain here release bundles for the main deliverables produced
by The Open Group.
- Release bundles from The Open Group are
- The LSB tree is
- The Open Group's test suite
for the LSB Filesystem Hierarchy Specification, Version 2.x (FHS2.x).
is available here.
- The Open Group's test suite for POSIX.1-1990 conformance , tuned for auto
installation on Linux systems for LSB testing, is available
- The Open Group's test suite for partial pthread conformance, VSTHlite ,
tuned for auto installation on Linux systems for LSB testing, is available
- The Open Group's test suite for Linux operating system calls, the
LSB-OS test suite, is available from here.