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Title:An approach to operating system testing with application to the IBM System 9000
Author(s):Sum, Robert N., Jr.
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S. (master's)
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):IBM System 9000
Operating system testing
Abstract:Because any system, especialiy a new system, should be reliable, a good method of test­ing the system before it is delivered to its final users is essential. In particular, this thesis is concerned with system test, the test of a system's interfaces. The problem is to find a method for system test that ensures a good system test and, therefore, a more reliable sys­tem. Before describing the method used, it is important to define just what the system test is supposed to do. This is essential because system test should not be spent re-testing what other tests have already covered and yet it should not miss anything either. Also, because the system test is a "high level" test, it should not be concerned with the fine details of how various functions are programmed, but instead test the perform::rnce of the system against 3 predetermined set of specifications. In other words, the system test is a black box test from the user's point of view that ensures the system's specified behavior.
Issue Date:1983
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95778
Rights Information:Copyright 1983 Robert N. Sum, Jr.
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-03-28


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