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SubjectRe: [PATCH] xen-blkfront: use bitmap_set() and bitmap_clear()
On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:55:08 -0500
Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 03:11:49PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:09:38 -0500
> > Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com> wrote:
> >
> > > >
> > > > > Did you test this patch with a large amount of minors?
> > > >
> > > > Sorry I didn't do runtime test.
> > >
> > > Please do.
> >
> > The poor guy probably doesn't know how to test it and surely it would
> > be quite a lot of work for him to do so.
> >
> > Overall, it would be much more efficient if the tester of this code is
> > someone who is set up to easily apply the patch and test it. ie: the
> > code maintainer(s).
>
> <grins>
>
> This patch aside - Andrew how do you deal with a large amount of patches
> and make sure they are tested?

Not very well :(

> Is there a weekly Test Tuesday where you
> kick off your automated tests and dilligently look for any variations?
> Or is it more of compile the kernel with X features and run it for a week
> doing normal (and abnormal!) things to see if it falls over?

I build all the patches I have along with all of linux-next and boot
the thing, then use the resulting kernel for a few hours compilation
testing, then shove it all into linux-next where I naively hope that
someone else is testing things.

The coverage which is obtained this way is pretty poor.


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