cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_kse.c

Scott Long scottl at
Thu Nov 15 12:08:15 PST 2007

Robert Watson wrote:
> 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.

And to be fair, there are habitual build breakers and there are
non-habitual build breakers.  Julian, IMHO, falls mostly into the
latter category, yet I see people focus on him disproportionally.
Funny.  Kinda.  Not.


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