ARRRRGH! Guys, who's breaking -STABLE's GMIRROR code?!
kline at sage.thought.org
Wed Sep 13 11:15:09 PDT 2006
On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 04:46:05PM +0200, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 09, 2006 at 12:38:13PM -0500, Karl Denninger wrote:
> > This is not cool folks.
> I'm really sorry for the breakage. I'm trying to treat -STABLE very
> gently, unfortunately this time I made a mistake.
> The change was committed to HEAD at 9 August. The change fixed one bug,
> but introduced another, which I didn't expected. The change seemed to be
> trivial and I only tested that it fixes the bug I was tracking down, I
> haven't looked for regressions.
Well, after this lengthy discussion, I've switched to -RELEASE.
-STABLE just ain't... We all realize that none of us would
put out a buggy release--not even -CURRENT. But let me ask
the next obvious question. How difficult would it be to
build a regression test, or suite of tests? Obviously, this
could be done over months -> years. (In my last lifetime
as a hacker I was in the kernel test group [a BSD-4.4 based
release on new architecture]. ) It's a bit hard to believe
that with all the genius in this effort, that no regression
testing is done.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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