On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 08:09:18AM +0200, Knut Omang wrote:
The generic netlink protocol used to communicate between kernel and user space about tests and test results, as well as some means for configuring tests within the kernel.
Unlike other kernel side test code in the kernel, ktf does not print anything from inside the kernel (except for optional debugging features to help "internal" debugging of ktf or ktf tests). Instead all test results are communicated back to the user space frontend, which decides how to do the reporting.
So why netlink? Why not just a file interface?