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SubjectRe: Regression testing of 2.4.x before release?
Luigi Genoni wrote:
> Problem is:
> there is a lot of HW out there, and we should ALL do stress tests, to have
> a wide basis for HWs and test cases. Basically it is very hard to agree
> about a set of stress tests, because we all have different needs, and our
> tests are based on our needs. That is a streght, because they tend to be
> real life tests.

Sure, no argument there.

> In my esperience, if some default set of tests comes out, then software
> tend to be optimized for this set. And that is badly wrong.

My post was motivated by two observations:

1. Alan Cox complains occasionally that Linus' trees are not well tested,
and can't survive the torture tests that the ac tree goes through before
release. (e.g.
I'm trying to make sure I can keep this testable
as 2.4.9 vanilla isnt being stable on my test sets "

2. The STP at OSDLab seems like a great resource that we might be able
to leverage to solve the problem Alan points out.

I'm not suggesting anyone do any less testing. Just the opposite;
if we set things up properly with the STP, we might be able to run
many more tests before each final release.

- Dan
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