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

Steven Rostedt rostedt at goodmis.org
Tue Jun 19 21:14:03 UTC 2012


On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 22:03 +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> Fedora and probably most other major distributions are shipping qemu
> binaries for a variety of target architectures which are ARM, cris, m68k,
> MIPS (big and little endian, 32-bit and 64-bit), SH4 (big and little
> endian), i386 and x86-64.  So the binaries are not the problem.
> 
> Setting up the necessary root file systems,

When I said binaries, I was actually thinking about the root filesystems
and not the qemu executable.

>  shell scripts to launch
> qemu instances, run tests in those qemu instances, which kernel
> configuration to use with which qemu config options, target platform
> and architecture specific nastyness and more are the real time wasters.

This is something that I'm sure I can make a ktest config file handle.

> 
> I know of many developers using qemu for testing but I think nobody has
> come up with a decent, userfriendly infrastructure for testing or
> possibly even doing things such as an automated cross-architecture
> bisect.

Again, that may be something I could make ktest handle. I just need the
proper root filesystem setup for it.

-- Steve




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