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From: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH -mm v2] Bisecting through -mm with quilt
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 19:33:45 +0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20050923153345.GC28868@mipter.zuzino.mipt.ru> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20050923152025.GA28868@mipter.zuzino.mipt.ru>

On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 07:20:25PM +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 05:42:50PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > 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?

If "./bisect-mm apply" landed you to obviously wrong kernel, with v2 you
can do a couple of "quilt {push,pop}" by hand. "./bisect {bad,good}"
marks _current_ patch as reported by "quilt top".


      reply	other threads:[~2005-09-23 15:23 UTC|newest]

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

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