One Last Case Before MIB Smithy SDK 4.0

January 27th, 2010 by Michael Kirkham

I’m happy to report that I’m working on the last open case assigned for the MIB Smithy SDK 4.0 release. This last case is for a certain set of new MIB and PIB validation rules that I think should be added, although it’s in an area the standards are silent on (like so many other areas of the SMI).

The other good news is on the platform front: I acquired a replacement for the dead Solaris box and spent the last couple days getting it set up with Solaris 10 (SPARC) plus the necessary build tools and libraries, and spent some time with Linux x86_64 while I mulled over this final case. After a few minor tweaks to build rules and such, the 4.0 code is now building and passing all 2143 regression tests on all targeted platforms (including Linux x86_64, so I can now say with certainty that it will be supported going forward).

It’s a little tricky to implement and write tests for the new validation rules I have planned for in the final case, and likely rare to come across. I’m not entirely settled on the approach I’ve taken (hence the mulling), so I may punt it to the next release if it would otherwise push the release beyond Monday.

Posted in RSS MIB Smithy SDK

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

No Comments Yet

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.