Re: 2.4.0-test8-pre1 is quite bad / how about integrating Rik's VM

From: Martin Dalecki (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 19:09:24 EST

Alexander Viro wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Martin Dalecki wrote:
> > Easy - the same way you do for cross compilation. Basically just:
> >
> > export CC=g++ --some-magic-long-option-i-dont-remember; make
> ... and you still have only a subset of the tree, simply because it is fed
> through cpp before it reaches the parser. And cpp cuts away many pieces.
> Different config options and you've got a different subset. Good luck
> providing the coverage.

That's not quite the problem - with the exception of the boundary cases
of compleatly broken CONFIG_BLAH combinations... You have the fine
.confg file there you know... Count them n and take the n! for all the
possible config choices. Then you will see that THERE CAN'T be any
automatic approach then just what I have described above (ie. going
directly into the compiler) and doing the CONFIG_ handling by hand.
(I mean scripting for the most appriopriate choices...)
> > Basically I will just guess: The next maybe non free version of
> > source navigator will use the mechanism I have just described above.
> > So maybe there is already someone at RedHat doing exactly this work
> > already ;-).
> Physically impossible without a major cleanup of the tree.

Yeah... let me be nice to you as well Source Navigator got released
for free - since the project died inside RedHat anyway due to the
fact that it's full of the worst coding practices I ever saw - like
for example literally copy and paste Tcl/Tk/iTcl and such. So instead
of buring it they just threw it "out of the window" for "free".
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