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SubjectRe: regression testing
nbecker@fred.net wrote:
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> Hi. I was wondering if there has been any discussion of kernel
> regression testing. Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to depend
> on human testers to verify every change didn't break something?
IMHO, much of the strength of Linux is the very large, extremely
diverse population of folks using it, testing it, beating on
the latest release, etc.

However, a lab dedicated to testing the linux kernel, properly
funded, staffed, and containing the most common hardware and
software would be a good idea. Does anyone have any idea how
this could be accomplished? Who could do it? IBM? What would
it cost to setup a reasonable lab? My guess would be dozens
of machines of various architectures, a staff of at least 10,
several thousand square feet of space, and a good budget....
Any takers?
Much of the kernel COULD be tested such as file systems, network
stack, SMP, compile options on various platforms, etc. More
obscure hardware, some older hardware, etc., would be out of
scope for such an effort.

Cheers,
--
W. Wade, Hampton <whampton@staffnet.com>
If Microsoft Built Cars: Every time they repainted the
lines on the road, you'd have to buy a new car.
Occasionally your car would just die for no reason, and
you'd have to restart it, but you'd just accept this.
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