On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 10:19:30AM -0800, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Paul Jackson wrote:
> > Adrian wrote:
> > > This is the amout of testing I can afford.
> > It sounds to me like you are saying that a minute of your time is
> > more valuable than a minute of each of several other peoples time.
> > The only two people I gladly accept that argument from are Linus
> > and Andrew.
> > For the rest of us, it is important to minimize the total workload
> > of all us combined, not to optimize our individual output.
> > What you don't test, several others of us get to test. Only its often
> > more work, for -each- of us, as we each have to figure out which of
> > 1000 patches caused the breakage.
> I don't find building cross-toolchains quite as easy as Al does,
> so I download and build with these (on i386):
> as Andrew has also mentioned in the past.
> Or one can submit kernel patches for builds to an OSDL
> build machine which does 8 or 9 $ARCH builds.
This leaves 15 or 16 other architectures for my puny 1,8 GHz CPU.
And does OSDL fix other people's compile breakages in the latest -mm
before I submit my patches, or am I required to play QA for every
single architecture before I can submit one single patch touching
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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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