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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
To: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH -mm] Bisecting through -mm with quilt
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 17:42:50 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20050922174250.71f9c6a9.akpm@osdl.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20050923003217.GA18675@mipter.zuzino.mipt.ru>

Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  Quick, Dirty, Fragile, Should Work (TM).

hm, I wouldn't use it.  The problem is that a _lot_ of patches in -mm don't
fscking compile.

	bix:/usr/src/25> grep '[-]fix.patch' series | wc
	     72      72    2905

If your bisection happens to land you between foo.patch and foo-fix.patch,
you have a *known bad* kernel.   What's the point in testing it?

So I'd recommend the smarter approach: copy the series file to ~/hunt, edit
~/hunt and do the bisection by hand, marking the good and bad points in
~/hunt as you go.


  reply	other threads:[~2005-09-23  0:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2005-09-23  0:32 Alexey Dobriyan
2005-09-23  0:42 ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2005-09-23 15:20   ` [PATCH -mm v2] " Alexey Dobriyan
2005-09-23 15:33     ` Alexey Dobriyan

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