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CONFIG_TEST_KMOD: kmod stress tester

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_TEST_KMOD:

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Test the kernel's module loading mechanism: kmod. kmod implements support to load modules using the Linux kernel's usermode helper. This test provides a series of tests against kmod.

Although technically you can either build test_kmod as a module or into the kernel we disallow building it into the kernel since it stress tests request_module() and this will very likely cause some issues by taking over precious threads available from other module load requests, ultimately this could be fatal.

To run tests run:

tools/testing/selftests/kmod/kmod.sh --help

If unsure, say N.

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