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How close in time must a driver build and the DVL file be? (VS2012 SDV) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Because running SDV can take a long time and isn't always needed, we would like to only run SDV during initial driver development and create the DVL log when we have a candidate driver to run through HCK. A driver might be built, run through a month or two of QA and then we decide it is a HCK candidate. 

    I see that the DVL log notes the driver build time and SDV test time (or is it teh Code Analysis time?).

    Is there an allowed max interval between these two times?

    Here is what I see in the driver.DVL>XML file:

     <AssessmentScore ScoreName="xxxipmi.x64.General.XMLTimeStamp" ScoreValue="0" ScoreUnit="6/17/2013 4:27:34 PM" />
    <AssessmentScore ScoreName="xxxipmi.x64.General.DriverBinary" ScoreValue="0" ScoreUnit="xxxipmi.sys" />
    <AssessmentScore ScoreName="xxxipmi.x64.General.BinaryTimeStamp" ScoreValue="0" ScoreUnit="6/7/2013 10:25:43 AM" />

    Thanks,  Jim

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:51 PM

Answers

  • The time stamp does not affect the submission result. It is used by our internal analysis/statistics tools. Your testing scenario is fine.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:04 PM

All replies

  • Even though the driver was rebuilt today, because there was an existing xxxipmi.sys file created June 7, 2013, the "BinaryTimeStamp" seems to reflect the file creation time, not the modification time.  This won't be an issue on our build systems, but is seems that the DVL file should be using the modification date.

    In our automated build process, we don't have a way to create the DVL without rebuilding the driver.  This would result in the DVL refering to a .sys with a different date than the driver under test.  Is that okay or do we need to run the full "Code Analysis, SDV, DVL" process on every HCK test candidate?

    Thanks,  Jim

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:13 PM
  • The time stamp does not affect the submission result. It is used by our internal analysis/statistics tools. Your testing scenario is fine.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:04 PM