[LinuxBIOS] issue 20, island aruma update

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Sat Dec 3 22:35:28 CET 2005

Stefan Reinauer <stepan at openbios.org> writes:

> * Richard Smith <smithbone at gmail.com> [051123 22:04]:
>> > > Or possibly a system like Debian has for source packages where auto
>> > > builders go and try to build everything and only after it passes all
>> > > archs does it get accepted.  You would e-mail your patch to the
>> > > autobuilder and it would spit you back a log file.
>> >
>> > excellent idea.
>> This all gets you around compile problems but theres still the "Does
>> it actually work?" issue.  Somehow you have to go verify those changes
>> actually work on the boards.  Especially if your end goal is to
>> prevent bricking the hardware.
> Until we have a large distributed cluster of machines connected to
> promices we should stick to code reviews and assiduous maintainers.

That is part of what the fallback/normal split is about.
And this is why I scream about CAR only being setup in fallback.

It isn't perfect but it should let you test 99% of everything at least
to the does it boot level.  If you have a working fallback you don't
need a promice in your test cluster.


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