Re: Good luck when RedHat 7.0 comes out (was RE: test5 oops after kswapd)...

From: Jakub Jelinek (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 15:44:29 EST

On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 11:47:47AM -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 12:54:07PM -0700, wrote:
> > > A week ago I installed Redhat Rawhide on my machine to check it out.
> > > Everything seems to work fine. Except... Kernel compilations.
> > >
> > > Since Redhat 7.0beta just hit the mirrors I'm betting all of my kernel
> > > problems are all of the sudden going to become a wide spread problem.
> ----
> I may be out in left field, but my idea of a thorough development
> and release process would be to take all the tools one just built and
> use those to produce a 3rd generation. Then take those tools and produce
> a 4th generation. If 3rd!=4th (subtracting out time/date stamps) then
> it would seem something is wrong -- or am I missing something?
> Now that whole process would be automated and if the 3rd and 4th compare,
> then kick off the automated test suites.
> Maybe RedHat doesn't use a thorough source and release methodology
> for their Beta's?

No, we of course build the whole distribution with the tools we provide.
The thing is we provide a special compiler for kernel compilations (kgcc)
and build kernels with it.


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