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    SubjectRe: keep in sync with -mm tree?
    Reuben Farrelly <reuben-lkml@reub.net> wrote:
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    Please retain the cc line.

    > On 8/11/2005 4:00 p.m., Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > Coywolf Qi Hunt <coywolf@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> Hello,
    > >>
    > >> We can always keep in sync with the current Linus tree through his git
    > >> tree. But from where can we keep in sync with the current -mm tree?
    > >> ie, when somethings added to -mm, how do we get that too?
    > >
    > > You can't. The patches in -mm spend 90% of their time in an untested,
    > > often-doesn't-compile state. It's only in the 24-48 hours preceding a
    > > release that I actually start build- and run-time testing it all.
    >
    > Would it be at all useful if a small (and for feedback purposes only possibly
    > known) subset of users were to give the -mm releases a basic compile and build
    > before a proper -mm is released? ie in the 24 hours preceding a formal -mm
    > release, to shake out the most obvious brown paper bag problems? I know -mm
    > is a testbed but still, it must surely be better if the big bulk of those
    > (unknown number x) people who try it don't need to further patch it to get it
    > to at least build. It also allows comments like "EDAC is known to not compile
    > on i386 with SMP, we are bugging Alan already about it" to be clearly stated
    > at the time it is released.
    >
    > Personally I seem to have my share of compile, symbol and oopses that are
    > fairly obvious and are visible within 5 mins of booting up, and I'd be willing
    > to spare 15 mins once every couple of weeks or so to do a primitive regression
    > test on this and report back. I can build on i386 and possibly x86_64 if need be.
    >
    > Andrew, what do you think?

    Maybe. I'll take a look at uploading a nightly rollup as well.

    > >> The only way now seems to check the mm-commits list. Is it possible to
    > >> expose akpm's working folder somewhere for convenience?
    > >
    > > Well I suppose I could upload stuff to
    > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/mm/ daily. Then it's
    > > trivial to install mm-of-the-day as a quilt series.
    > >
    > > <does crontab -e>
    > >
    > > Let me know how it goes..
    >
    > Last time I tried a broken-out- tarball I ended up watching a heap of fuzzy
    > apply's then a part of the patch which was entirely rejected, leaving only the
    > first half of the broken-out mm patch applied and my tree in a busted half
    > patched state.

    That would be atypicel ;)
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