Re: 2.5.60 cheerleading...

From: Paul Larson (
Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 10:29:12 EST

On Wed, 2003-02-12 at 13:33, Edesio Costa e Silva wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 12:43:34PM -0600, Paul Larson wrote:
> > This brings up an interesting point. It seems like it's very common to
> > have a release that doesn't boot, or produces immediately obvious
> > problems. I'm curious if you do any testing (LTP or otherwise) on the
> > kernels you intend to release.
> In the words of our fearless leader:
> "regression testing"? What's that? If it compiles, it is good,
> if it boots up it is perfect.
It would be nice if that were true, but back here in reality things are
rarely if ever even stable enough for testing if they merely build and

If Linus really is building and booting every kernel prior to release,
it would be quick and simple to add a fast subset of LTP to the mix and
do a quick regression run. It's convenient, fast and could save a lot
of headaches for a lot of people later on.

-Paul Larson

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