Re: automated test? (was Re: Linux

From: Arnaud Patard
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 16:04:46 EST

David Lang <dlang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Tue, 25 Jul 2006, Andrew de Quincey wrote:
>> On Tuesday 25 July 2006 10:55, Arnaud Patard wrote:
>>> Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx> writes:
>>> Hi,
>>>> We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the kernel.
>>> Sorry, but doesn't compile if DVB_BUDGET_AV is set :(
>>>> Andrew de Quincey:
>>>> v4l/dvb: Fix budget-av frontend detection
>> In fact it is just this patch causing the problem:
> <SNIP>
>> Sorry, I had so much work going on in that area I must have diffed the wrong
>> kernel when I created this patch. :(
> is it reasonable to have an aotomated test figure out what config options are
> relavent to a patch (or patchset) and test compile all the combinations to catch
> this sort of mistake?

you'll probably need to find some heuristics which may be quite hard to
do. It would be easier imho to use some scripts like this one :

It's often enough to catch compile failures

Arnaud Patard

> David Lang

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