Network adapter test suites
This package includes test suites used
for MDI network adapter cards.
The tests are:
verify the integrity of the
MDI driver and associated hardware.
analyze the performance
of an MDI network adapter driver.
This version of the ndtest package
can be installed and run on any system running
UnixWare 7 to test any MDI version 2 driver.
This package has the following dependencies:
Full instructions for setting up and running the tests
are contained in the HDK documentation
and README files within the test suite directories.
In addition to passing the ndcert test suites,
all MDI drivers should be manually checked
to ensure conformance to the guidelines given in
``Guidelines for all kernel drivers''
``MDI style guidelines''.
Changes from the previous version
Version 7.0.0a of the ndcert test suites has been improved for
verification of DDI-8 based MDI drivers. Also, the ncard unit test
now autodetects all configured drivers for testing.
Notes about the test suites
Note the following:
These tests should only be installed and run
on Pentium, Pentium II, Pentium Pro, and
The nd tests can be run on 80486 processors
but do not do a good job of exercising the driver
and checking the multiprocessing code,
especially race conditions.
You cannot run spm on a 80486 processor.
If you try,
an error message is written to the console,
and errors will occur with all networking operations.
To correct the problem,
edit the /etc/ap/spam.ap file,
comment out all lines,
and reboot the system.
This version of spm tests
MDI drivers that use any
DDI 7 version
but cannot be used with DDI 8 drivers.
When configuring the nd-dlpi,
and nd-tcp certification tests,
do not use fully-qualified hostnames
Instead, use the machine name
and be sure that no blank spaces are inserted at the end of the name.
For example, if you are configuring
nd-nfs.cfg and the fully-qualified hostname
of the machine to which you are running
the nfs test is ``foobar.meta.COM'',
the ~ndcert/nd-nfs.cfg file
should contain ``REMOTE_MACHINE=foobar''.