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Re: [Qemu-devel] Idea: Qemu as test coverage tool for kernels

From: Kyle Hayes
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Idea: Qemu as test coverage tool for kernels
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 22:08:26 -0800
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On Saturday 28 January 2006 04:26, Blue Swirl wrote:
> Hi,
> Qemu's system emulators could be modified to output information about
> the code areas which have been executed by the virtual CPU. The output
> could then be used in standard test coverage tools. The benefit would be
> the ability to get kernel-level coverage data.

You might want to look a valgrind.  The KDE project uses it heavily for 
memory leak and other types of problem detection.  It is a sort of 
intermediate step between an interpreter and Qemu.  I'm not sure where it 
lives, but Google should find it.


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