Re: Making it easier to find which change introduced a bug

From: Alexander Nyberg
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 07:21:54 EST

> > We need a super-easy way for people to do bisection searching.
> First step would be to make interdiffs available as quilt patchsets.
> If we had this for e.g. 2.6.13-rc3 -> rc4 it would make tracking down
> those new bugs much easier.
> (Yes I know git does bisection but Andrew said it should be easy.)
> __

Yeah I agree, it would be extremely useful and simplify for people
who don't have git installed.

Linus, do you think we could have something like
patch-2.6.13-rc4-incremental-broken-out.tar.bz2 that could like Andrew's
be placed into patches/ in a tree?

So for example, have a tree with 2.6.13-rc3, download
patch-2.6.13-rc4-incremental-broken-out.tar.bz2, place it in patches/ and
be able to do quilt push / quilt pop easily.

As it stands today it's easier for us who don't know git to just find
out in which mainline kernel it works and which -mm it doesn't work in,
get the broken-out and start push/pop. And I know I'm not the only one
who has noticed this.

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