Re: [LSF/MM TOPIC] FS, MM, and stable trees

From: Amir Goldstein
Date: Wed Feb 13 2019 - 04:01:40 EST

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:37 AM Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 09:20:00AM +0200, Amir Goldstein wrote:
> > I never saw an email from you or Greg saying, the branch "stable-xxx" is
> > in review. Please run your tests.
> That is what my "Subject: [PATCH 4.9 000/137] 4.9.156-stable review"
> type emails are supposed to kick off. They are sent both to the stable
> mailing list and lkml.
> This message already starts the testing systems going for a number of
> different groups out there, do you want to be added to the cc: list so
> you get them directly?

No thanks, I'll fix my email filters ;-)

I think the main difference between these review announcements
and true CI is what kind of guaranty you get for a release candidate
from NOT getting a test failure response, which is one of the main
reasons that where holding back xfs stable fixes for so long.

Best effort testing in timely manner is good, but a good way to
improve confidence in stable kernel releases is a publicly
available list of tests that the release went through.

Do you have any such list of tests that you *know* are being run,
that you (or Sasha) run yourself or that you actively wait on an
ACK from a group before a release?