[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] writeback and kernel testing

Steven Rostedt rostedt at goodmis.org
Tue Jun 19 20:50:30 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 14:38 -0600, Grant Likely wrote:

> > I would love to be able to expand that to runtime tests, specifically for
> > hardware monitoring functionality, but that is a bit more than I can afford
> > and/or maintain on my own.
> Actually, this should be doable *without* any special hardware or
> setup.  QEMU has models for all the major architectures.  It would be
> useful to have a tool in the kernel tree that builds and boots a set
> of kernel configs on QEMU, assuming that the user has the relevant
> cross compilers installed and that there is are a set of rootfs images
> to use for each architecture.
> If done right, a maintainer (or submitter) can fire off a command to
> sanity-test their kernel tree before pushing it out to linux-next.
> I've been thinking about this for a while now, but haven't had the
> time to hack on it.

Hmm, I should look into setting up qemu binaries (or better yet, someone
else do it for me :-) and post them up on kernel.org. Then we could set
up ktest to kick off various tests with different kernels and different
kernel configs.

That shouldn't be too hard.

-- Steve

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