Re: LTS testing with latest kselftests - some failures

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Jun 19 2017 - 10:55:13 EST

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 04:48:05PM +0200, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 06:16:35AM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 09:47:21PM +0200, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > > Some of the knobs however are for extending tests for
> > > existing APIs in older kernels, the async and custom fallback one are an
> > > example. There are a series of test cases later added which could help
> > > test LTS kernels. Would Linaro pick these test driver enhancements to help
> > > increase coverage of tests? Or is it not worth it? If its worth it then
> > > what I was curious was how to help make this easier for this process to
> > > bloom.
> >
> > I don't understand, what do you mean by "pick these test driver
> > enhancements"? What kind of "knobs" are there in tests? Shouldn't the
> > tests "just work" with no kind of special configuration of the tests be
> > needed? No user is going to know to enable something special.
> Test driver knobs, so for instance the async and custom patches referenced
> enable the shell script to use the async api and the custom API.

Ah, testing kernel code, that makes more sense. I don't really know, if
the apis are present in the older kernel trees, I don't have a problem
having them be backported to stable kernel releases, as this isn't code
that people are actually running on a "normal" system.


greg k-h