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SubjectRe: [PATCH] KVM: Add wrapper script around QEMU to test kernels
On 11/06/2011 06:28 PM, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 7:15 PM, Alexander Graf<> wrote:
>>> The difference here is that although I feel Alex's script is a
>>> pointless project, I'm in no way opposed to merging it in the tree if
>>> people use it and it solves their problem. Some people seem to be
>>> violently opposed to merging the KVM tool and I'm having difficult
>>> time understanding why that is.
>> It's a matter of size and scope. Write a shell script that clones, builds and
>> executes KVM Tool and throw it in testing/tools/ and I'll happily ack it!
> That's pretty much what git submodule would do, isn't it?

Absolutely not. It would always fetch HEAD from the KVM tool repo. A
submodule ties each supermodule commit to a particular submodule commit.

> I really don't see the point in doing that. We want to be part of
> regular kernel history and release cycle.

But I'm pretty certain that, when testing 3.2 with KVM tool in a couple
of years, I want all the shining new features you added in this time; I
don't want the old end-2011 code. Same if I'm bisecting kernels, I
don't want to build KVM tool once per bisection cycle, do I?


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