Building and testing udev
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The Linux udev utility is confusing enough as it is, but it turns out that the source comes with a "test" component that doesn't seem to appear in the standard distro-specific packages, so here's my brief adventure in downloading, building and testing it.
Since this is on my current Ubuntu 10.04 system on which I've already installed a number of development packages, you might have to do that as well as you follow along. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
 Git the source
Starting from the main udev page [here] if you want to do some reading first, just:
$ git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/hotplug/udev.git git
 Required packages
Since the autogen.sh script calls gtkdocize:
$ sudo apt-get install gtk-doc-tools
Based on the way my system is currently configured, I needed to run:
$ ./autogen.sh \ --without-selinux \ --disable-extras \ --disable-introspection $
Feel free to play with those options.
 The build
Works for me. But, wait, we're not done, because here's the best part and what we've been leading up to.
 Running the udev test suite
Assuming everything built in the last step, you can build the test utility:
$ make udev/test-udev CC udev/test-udev.o CCLD udev/test-udev $
at which point you can now run the test suite, which simulates the insertion and removal of a number of devices, and checks the output for correctness. Because this is Ubuntu and you'll most likely be using sudo, you have to remember to preserve the initial environment; otherwise, the $PWD variable will be empty and bad things will happen. So:
$ sudo -E perl test/udev-test.pl udev-test will run 142 tests: TEST 1: no rules device '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/block/sda' expecting node/link 'sda' add: ok remove: error as expected TEST 2: label test of scsi disc device '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/block/sda' expecting node/link 'boot_disk' add: ok remove: ok ... snip ... 0 errors occured