Re: cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_kse.c

From: Robert Watson <rwatson_at_FreeBSD.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 19:48:25 +0000 (GMT)
On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, Julian Elischer wrote:

>>> "no matter how small the change, use diff + patch to move it across."
>> 
>> After applying the patch on your commit machine, is it too difficult to 
>> actually retest before committing?  This would catch the broken commit 
>> before it becomes a Tinderbox issue.
>> 
>> Seems to be a QA problem on your part.
>
> yes.. but I can't do a compile from my mac. (my commit machine). The answer 
> is to be rigorous about how I move the patch from the build machine to the 
> commit machine.
>
> This is a temporary situation. new infrastructure will let me commit from my 
> build machine again.

I find having a copy of Parallels (or VMWare) around very useful for precisely 
this situation -- it means that even when I have only the Mac around I can 
easily do a local test build.  The various VM packages certainly have their 
limitations, but they're far better than nothing.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Received on Thu Nov 15 2007 - 19:48:30 UTC