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SubjectRe: 2.5.60 cheerleading...
On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 12:43:34PM -0600, Paul Larson wrote:
> This brings up an interesting point. It seems like it's very common to
> have a release that doesn't boot, or produces immediately obvious
> problems. I'm curious if you do any testing (LTP or otherwise) on the
> kernels you intend to release.

In the words of our fearless leader:

"regression testing"? What's that? If it compiles, it is good,
if it boots up it is perfect.

:-)

> If not, would it be possible for someone
> to do this? I know we could never catch every problem, but at least the
> annoying, immediately noticeable problems could be caught and fixed
> quickly.
>
> If you wanted to do this, I think that would be great. If you don't
> have time, I understand but would you be ok with me or anyone else doing
> at least a quick sniff test before release? It doesn't have to be
> anything fancy or time consuming. I'm not looking to add delays, just a
> small amount of extra testing before release so that hopefully more
> people will be willing to try the releases on their systems.
>
> Thanks,
> Paul Larson
>
> On Wed, 2003-02-12 at 09:52, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Just to counteract all the 2.5.60 bug reports...
> >
> > After the akpm wave of compile fixes, I booted 2.5.60-BK on my Wal-Mart
> > PC [via epia], and ran LTP on it, while also stressing it using
> > fsx-linux in another window. The LTP run showed a few minor failures,
> > but overall 2.5.60-BK is surviving just fine, and with no corruption.
> >
> > So, it's working great for me :)
> >
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