Re: [PATCH] compat: add compat kernel checker and downloader

From: John W. Linville
Date: Mon Feb 06 2012 - 11:16:33 EST

On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 03:43:14PM -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> This adds get-compat-kernels, a utility that is intended
> to be Linux distribution agnostic that downloads and installs
> all kernel headers for all supported kernel releases of compat.
> You also have the option of specifying you want to also install
> the actual kernel image (get-compat-kernels -i).
> We start off by adding support for Ubuntu on x86_64 as that
> is what a few of us maintaining compat and compat-wireless run.
> Just for kernel headers (default run of get-compat-kernels),
> you'll need currently 205 M of hard drive space.
> Once done with running get-compat-kernels, you can then
> start running ckmake to verify your compat kernel changes
> won't bust compilation against any known supported kernel.
> I'd like to start requiring runs against this script for
> patch submissions. Eventually we can try to add the same
> runs against compat-wireless so we can verify integrity
> against compilation for different kernel versions.
> Support for different Linux distributios is welcomed.
> Debug log goes out to ckmake.log
> Example output:
> mcgrof@tux ~/compat (git::master)$ ckmake
> Trying kernel 3.3.0-030300rc2-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 3.2.2-030202-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 3.1.10-030110-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 3.0.18-030018-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.39-02063904-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.38-8-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.38-13-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.38-12-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.38-11-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.38-10-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.38-02063808-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.37-02063706-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.36-02063604-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.35-02063512-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.34-02063410-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.33-02063305-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.32-02063255-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.31-22-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.31-02063113-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.30-02063010-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.29-02062906-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.28-02062810-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.27-020627-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.26-020626-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.25-020625-generic [OK]
> Trying kernel 2.6.24-020624-generic [OK]
> Cc: kernel-team@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I'm not sure this makes any sense. I thought the point of the compat
project was to support upstream kernels, not distro ones? I'm not
even sure I know how to replicate the above process in Fedora, since
we would only have kernels available from a given release in each
release's repository.

John W. Linville Someday the world will need a hero, and you
linville@xxxxxxxxxxxxx might be all we have. Be ready.
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