[gnutls-dev] Is 2MB too large for self tests? (was: Re: gnutls 1.1.15 -- (repost, for completeness, last try didn't show up))
jas at extundo.com
Sun Aug 22 16:19:25 CEST 2004
Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> writes:
> On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 12:02:44 +0200, Simon Josefsson said:
> Interesting. I'll ask the GNU "legal dept" too; just to be sure.
>> As for size, I think it would only enlarge gnutls-*.tar.gz by ~500kb
>> or so, something I wouldn't consider a problem. Self tests are quite
>> important, IMHO.
The old test suite was ~600kb, but the new one is ~2MB, compressed.
Do people feel this is too large? It might be that both the old and
the new test suite are useful, if so that would enlarge the package by
I'm inclined to say that 2.6MB is cheap compared to knowing that your
recently built software is working reasonably. But I don't know if
someone here feel strongly about it.
If nobody objects, the next release will incorporate the NIST test
suites (conditioned on licensing issues).
>> over them. (Like the gnutls/tests/chain script, in CVS only, which
>> does this for the old test suite. It appear to indicate many
> I'll have a look at it.
CVS now has 'tests/pkits_*' as well, which uses the new test suite.
Simplistic parsing of the structures, but some crypto is involved so I
think it is useful self test.
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