[Lpc-announce] Testing and Fuzzing Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

Jake Edge jake at lwn.net
Tue Aug 28 05:03:30 UTC 2018

Testing, fuzzing [1], and other diagnostics have greatly increased the
robustness of the Linux ecosystem, but embarrassing bugs still escape
to end users. Furthermore, a million-year bug would happen several tens
of times per day across Linux's installed base (said to number more
than 20 billion), so the best we can possibly do is hardly good enough.

The Testing and Fuzzing Microconference intends to raise the bar with
further progress on syzbot [2]/syzkaller [3], distribution/stable
testing, kernel continuous integration (https://kernelci.org/ [4]), and
unit testing (https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/ktf/latest/ktf.pdf [5]
and https://01.org/lkp [6]). The best evidence of progress in these
efforts will of course be the plethora of bug reports produced by these
and similar tools!

Join us for an important and spirited discussion!

LPC [7] will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from
Tuesday, November 13 through Thursday, November 15.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzz_testing
[2] https://github.com/google/syzkaller/blob/master/docs/syzbot.md
[3] https://github.com/google/syzkaller/
[4] https://kernelci.org/
[5] https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/ktf/latest/ktf.pdf
[6] https://01.org/lkp
[7] https://linuxplumbersconf.org/

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