Commit fde662d9 authored by Mauro Carvalho Chehab's avatar Mauro Carvalho Chehab Committed by Shuah Khan

kselftest.rst: do some adjustments after ReST conversion

Do some minor adjustments after ReST conversion:

- On most documents, we use prepend a "$ " before
  command line arguments;

- Prefer to use :: on the preceding line;

- Split a multi-paragraph description as such.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMauro Carvalho Chehab <>
Acked-by: default avatarJonathan Corbet <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarShuah Khan <>
parent 6dff86a3
......@@ -19,15 +19,15 @@ Running the selftests (hotplug tests are run in limited mode)
To build the tests::
make -C tools/testing/selftests
$ make -C tools/testing/selftests
To run the tests::
make -C tools/testing/selftests run_tests
$ make -C tools/testing/selftests run_tests
To build and run the tests with a single command, use::
make kselftest
$ make kselftest
Note that some tests will require root privileges.
......@@ -40,11 +40,11 @@ single test to run, or a list of tests to run.
To run only tests targeted for a single subsystem::
make -C tools/testing/selftests TARGETS=ptrace run_tests
$ make -C tools/testing/selftests TARGETS=ptrace run_tests
You can specify multiple tests to build and run::
make TARGETS="size timers" kselftest
$ make TARGETS="size timers" kselftest
See the top-level tools/testing/selftests/Makefile for the list of all
possible targets.
......@@ -55,11 +55,11 @@ Running the full range hotplug selftests
To build the hotplug tests::
make -C tools/testing/selftests hotplug
$ make -C tools/testing/selftests hotplug
To run the hotplug tests::
make -C tools/testing/selftests run_hotplug
$ make -C tools/testing/selftests run_hotplug
Note that some tests will require root privileges.
......@@ -73,13 +73,13 @@ location.
To install selftests in default location::
cd tools/testing/selftests
$ cd tools/testing/selftests
$ ./
To install selftests in a user specified location::
cd tools/testing/selftests
./ install_dir
$ cd tools/testing/selftests
$ ./ install_dir
Running installed selftests
......@@ -88,12 +88,10 @@ Kselftest install as well as the Kselftest tarball provide a script
named "" to run the tests.
You can simply do the following to run the installed Kselftests. Please
note some tests will require root privileges.
note some tests will require root privileges::
cd kselftest
$ cd kselftest
$ ./
Contributing new tests
......@@ -114,8 +112,10 @@ Contributing new tests (details)
* Use TEST_GEN_XXX if such binaries or files are generated during
TEST_PROGS, TEST_GEN_PROGS mean it is the excutable tested by
executable which is not tested by default.
TEST_FILES, TEST_GEN_FILES mean it is the file which is used by
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