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

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jun 19 22:10:05 UTC 2012

On 06/19/2012 01:38 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
> 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.

This is something that would be useful even without automation.  I once
tried to get a set of hardware systems for each Linux-supporting
architecture, which turned out to be futile.

That being said, there is more to the hardware matrix than just the CPU


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