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

Paul Gortmaker paul.gortmaker at windriver.com
Fri Jun 22 20:19:31 UTC 2012

On 12-06-19 05:14 PM, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> 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.

One possible solution is to use yocto as a rootfs generator.
They've got qemuarm qemumips qemuppc qemux86 qemux86-64 as
baseline targets.


> -- Steve
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