Re: automated test? (was Re: Linux

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Wed Jul 26 2006 - 11:00:04 EST

On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 03:39:49PM +0100, Andrew de Quincey wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 July 2006 15:29, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > The real problem is:
> > How do we get some testing coverage of -stable kernels by users to catch
> > issues?
> > And compile errors are the least of my worries.
> Yeah - I believe some people did test the DVB -stable patches, but obviously
> without the budget-av driver compile option enabled, so it didn't compile
> that code. DVB supports quite a few cards, so its easy to accidentally leave
> off one of the options when doing a mass compile of all drivers.
> The only thing I can think of would be to require -stable patch submitters to
> supply a list of CONFIG options that must be on to enable compilation of the
> new code so people know exactly how to enable it for testing... but obviously
> since those would be manually specified, they can be wrong too. But at least
> it would show they'd thought about it a bit....

This helps only with compilation errors, which are as I said the least
of my worries.

But does the hardware driven by this driver work?
And if it does, is there a bug in the patch that causes the kernel to
crash after some hours?



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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