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Subject: Re: [PATCH v18 00/19] kunit: introduce KUnit, the Linux kernel unit testing framework
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2019 10:40:48 -0400
Message-ID: <20191007104048.66ae7e59@gandalf.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wjcJxypxUOSF-jc=SQKT1CrOoTMyT7soYzbvK3965JmCA@mail.gmail.com>

On Sun, 6 Oct 2019 10:18:11 -0700
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 9:55 AM Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Well, one thing we *can* do is if (a) if we can create a kselftest
> > branch which we know is stable and won't change, and (b) we can get
> > assurances that Linus *will* accept that branch during the next merge
> > window, those subsystems which want to use kself test can simply pull
> > it into their tree.  
> 
> Yes.
> 
> At the same time, I don't think it needs to be even that fancy. Even
> if it's not a stable branch that gets shared between different
> developers, it would be good to just have people do a "let's try this"
> throw-away branch to use the kunit functionality and verify that
> "yeah, this is fairly convenient for ext4".
> 
> It doesn't have to be merged in that form, but just confirmation that
> the infrastructure is helpful before it gets merged would be good.

Can't you just create an ext4 branch that has the kselftest-next branch
in it, that you build upon. And push that after the kunit test is
merged?

In the past I've had to rely on other branches in next, and would just
hold two branches myself. One with everything not dependent on the other
developer's branch, and one with the work that was. At the merge
window, I would either merge the two or just send two pull requests
with the two branches.

-- Steve
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Thread overview: 47+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-23  9:02 Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 01/19] kunit: test: add KUnit test runner core Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 02/19] kunit: test: add test resource management API Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 03/19] kunit: test: add string_stream a std::stream like string builder Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 04/19] kunit: test: add assertion printing library Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 05/19] kunit: test: add the concept of expectations Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 06/19] lib: enable building KUnit in lib/ Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23 15:35   ` Stephen Boyd
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 07/19] kunit: test: add initial tests Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 08/19] objtool: add kunit_try_catch_throw to the noreturn list Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 09/19] kunit: test: add support for test abort Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 10/19] kunit: test: add tests for kunit " Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 11/19] kunit: test: add the concept of assertions Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 12/19] kunit: test: add tests for KUnit managed resources Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 13/19] kunit: tool: add Python wrappers for running KUnit tests Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 14/19] kunit: defconfig: add defconfigs for building " Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 15/19] Documentation: kunit: add documentation for KUnit Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23 15:47   ` Randy Dunlap
2019-09-23 18:06     ` Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23 19:49       ` Randy Dunlap
2019-09-23 21:18         ` shuah
2019-09-23 21:30           ` Randy Dunlap
2019-09-24  0:51   ` Randy Dunlap
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 16/19] MAINTAINERS: add entry for KUnit the unit testing framework Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 17/19] kernel/sysctl-test: Add null pointer test for sysctl.c:proc_dointvec() Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 18/19] MAINTAINERS: add proc sysctl KUnit test to PROC SYSCTL section Brendan Higgins
2019-09-23  9:02 ` [PATCH v18 19/19] kunit: fix failure to build without printk Brendan Higgins
2019-10-04 21:38 ` [PATCH v18 00/19] kunit: introduce KUnit, the Linux kernel unit testing framework Theodore Y. Ts'o
2019-10-04 21:42   ` Linus Torvalds
2019-10-04 21:59     ` shuah
2019-10-04 22:27       ` Brendan Higgins
2019-10-04 22:47         ` shuah
2019-10-04 23:10           ` Brendan Higgins
2019-10-04 23:15             ` shuah
2019-10-04 23:29           ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2019-10-04 23:52             ` Brendan Higgins
2019-10-04 23:57               ` shuah
2019-10-05  0:33                 ` Brendan Higgins
2019-10-05  0:49                   ` shuah
2019-10-05  1:18                     ` Brendan Higgins
2019-10-06 16:54                       ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2019-10-06 17:18                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-10-07  8:40                           ` Brendan Higgins
2019-10-07 14:42                             ` shuah
2019-10-07 14:40                           ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2019-10-07 14:57                             ` shuah
2019-10-07  8:20                         ` Brendan Higgins

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