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SubjectRe: Disgusted with kbuild developers
David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>:
> A good way to kill this myth, if myth it is, would be to set up a test
> suite, as I suggested before. You already have a 'randomconfig' for CML2, I
> believe? I think there's also one for CML1.

There is no randomconfig for CML2.

> Repeatedly make a random config (for a random architecture), with either
> CML1 or CML2. Make oldconfig with the other CML, then with the first again.
> If there are any differences between the original randomconfig output and
> the output after the two 'oldconfig' stages, you've hit something that may
> be a problem.
>
> Every time you hit such a difference, either fix it or document it and
> justify it. Ensure that the list of such justifications required is small,
> in order to improve the chance of CML2 being accepted.

This cycle is what I've been going through with a lot of my beta testers.
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<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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