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SubjectRe: How to make -mm a more viable testbed (was: [PATCH] [1/12] x86: Work around mmio config space quirk on AMD)
On Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 02:40:06PM -0600, Zan Lynx wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 08:08 +0300, Al Boldi wrote:
> > Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > On Sun, 12 Aug 2007, Dave Jones wrote:
> > > >
> > > > This does make me wonder, why these weren't caught in -mm ?
> > >
> > > I'm worried that -mm isn't getting a lot of exposure these days. People do
> > > run it, but I wonder how many..
> >
> > Well, I'm not running it because it's got too much garbage in it, which makes
> > it a pretty unrealistic testbed. And to make matters worse, I also stay
> > away from rc's as a consequence.
> >
> > To make -mm more viable, it may be advisable to restructure -mm in such a way
> > as to be a Kconfig option to mainline. This would probably involve some
> > patch management functionality to apply experimental submissions on a
> > per-patch basis, as opposed to being a 'take it or leave it slam onto
> > mainline' patch.
>
> I thought most people running -mm were running klive, which shou
> ld tell kernel versions, uptime and other things. I run it, anyway.
>
> http://klive.cpushare.com/

If that's the case, there are 3 people running 2.6.23-rc2-mm2.
I suspect the actual number of users is considerably higher.
Somehow I doubt that 'most' people are running klive.

Dave

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