blktests is a test framework for the Linux kernel block layer and storage stack. It is inspired by the xfstests filesystem testing framework.
The dependencies are minimal, but make sure you have them installed:
Some tests require the following:
Build blktests with
make. Optionally, install it to a known location with
make install (
/usr/local/blktests by default, but this can be changed by passing
Add the list of block devices you want to test on in a file named
And as root, run the default set of tests with
Note that these tests are destructive, so don't add anything to the
TEST_DEVS array containing data that you want to keep.
See here for more detailed information on configuration and running tests.
./new script creates a new test from a template. The generated template contains more detailed documentation.