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  Actually while we have a variety of chip sets and systems are
goal is not to have 150 different system configurations.

We tend to stick with multiple systems of the same type. For
example when we buy some 4 ways we buy 3 or 4 of the same one
at the same time. There are some very good reasons for this.
The 1st being trying to keep a bunch of different chip sets
and I/O controllers functioning while the development kernel
rolls forward underneath us is hard enough when you limit
your configurations and would be impossible with 150 different
system types. Second since we are trying to do performance
and functionality testing the ability to assign a returning
user to any one of a group of systems instead of having them
wait for the exact one they used before makes scheduling a
lot easier. :-)

While a large number of systems in you lab do use IDE
for at least there primary disk we really aren't trying
to provide variety for the "does this chip set work" type
of testing.

Tim



On Sun, 2002-08-18 at 15:49, Adam J. Richter wrote:
> On 2002-08-17, Alan Cox wrote:
> >Volunteers willing to run Cerberus test sets on 2.4 boxes with IDE
> >controllers would also be much appreciated. That way we can get good
> >coverage tests and catch badness immediately
>
> From visiting the osdl.org booth a LinuxWorld, I understand
> that they have a farm of 150 deliberately differently configured
> computers on which you are supposed to be able to run your own
> kernel tests on your own kernels.
>
> They have a procedure for adding new tests described at
> http://www.osdl.org/stp/HOWTO.Port_Tests.html.
>
> I think it would be informative to run 2.4 ported code and
> Martin's stack against IDE tests on this system. With this, you could
> not only spot problems, but see problems happening in a certain pattern
> which could sometimes simplify finding a bug.
>
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