RTEMS Test Template

Credit: Sebastian Huber for proposing the enhancement

Mentors: Help Wanted.

Students: Help Wanted. Past help to be filled in

Status: Initiated.

Introduction: Unit tests are a vital development tool. It should be as easy as possible to write tests and to execute them.

Goal: Currently we have to do several steps to write a test, which is way to much work. A lot of copy and paste is involved. What we did as of the time of the bug-report.

  1. Create a new directory for the test. Note: handled by
  2. Create a new This normally involves a lot of copy and paste from an existing test. Note: handled by
  3. Add a new init.c file. Which may be enough for simple tests. Note: handled by
  4. Add a test.doc file for the documentation. Note: handled by
  5. Add a test.scn file with the output of the test. TODO: probably could add a make-scn to rtems/make/leaf.cfg or rtems/c/src/make/leaf.cfg through a clever call to a simulator and a log file
  6. Modify the top level TODO: probably could add this functionality to rtems/bootstrap
  7. Modify the top level TODO: probably could add this functionality to rtems/bootstrap
  8. Run bootstrap. TODO: make this an option when running the script in
  9. Add a copy and paste .cvsignore. Note: outdated, possibly .gitignore
  10. Write a ChangeLog with several entries. Note: replaced ChangeLog with git functionality

Refine this initial statement to include: project deliverables (code, docs, testing), required/suggested methodology, standards of quality, possible goal extensions beyond the main objective.

Standards of Quality: the build system performs the needed steps

Possible Goal Extensions:

  1. Make the unit tests more in compliance with by filling in the .doc with the needed information
  2. Align the tests with the POSIX and RTEID standards through the use of doxgen comments

Requirements: List the requirements and level of expertise you estimate are required by the developer tackling this project will have to have: Required level of programming language(s), specific areas of RTEMS or tools, level of familiarity with RTEMS, cross-development, GNU/Linux, etx., development/documentation/testing tools, mathematical/algorithmic background, other desirable skills.

Resources: Sebastian Huber and


  • Sebastian Huber, Christopher Kerl, Joel Sherrill TODO: add the other contributers

Miscellaneous Sections

As the project progresses, you will need to add build instructions, etc and this page will evolve from a project description into a HOWTO.


  • TBD

Other sections: If you have more to say about the project that doesn't fit in the proposed sections of this template, feel free to add other sections at will.

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