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SubjectRe: Regression testing of 2.4.x before release?
"Timothy D. Witham" wrote:
> On Sun, 2001-11-11 at 22:24, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > At some point it might be nice to also use the STP to help
> > speed gcc 3 development, too. (I personally am really
> > looking forward to the day when I can use the same compiler
> > for both c++ and kernel.)
> Strange, I was just talking to somebody about compiler
> performance and regression issues and what sort of automation
> could be done to do that sort of testing.
> Since the STP is really a framework and just about any piece
> of software and testing environment could be worked into it.
> So I guess you could have two pieces. One that just ran a bunch
> of compile and user level tests and then one that went in and
> checked out the compiler on a kernel tree and then ran the
> same performance tests that had been run using the "standard"
> compiler.

Go/no-go tests, where you make sure a kernel compiled with gcc 3
actually works, might be appropriate for starters. I don't know
if that's been established yet.

> Are you stepping forward to integrate this into STP? :-)

I wish! Alas, tendinitis makes hacking hazardous for me for now.

- Dan
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