Re: How to test the new kernel 2.6.0-test1 ?

From: Randy.Dunlap (
Date: Wed Jul 16 2003 - 10:16:39 EST

On Wed, 16 Jul 2003 11:25:18 +0100 (BST) wrote:

| > I am using the kernel 2.6.0-test1 on my computer, and it works perfectly.
| >
| > Which are the weaknesses of the new kernel, an idea ?
| It almost certainly has bugs.
| Most of the ones present probably don't show up much on an average
| machine, with an average load.
| Try the edge cases, such as plugging in twenty thousand USB mice, running
| it on a 386/20 with 4Mb ram, unplugging USB devices when in use, ...
| The rarer bugs that do present on an average machine, with average loading
| just need more people to test, and report oopses or other errors related
| to the kernel.
| Just running it helps, if only because it lowers the probability of such
| bugs being present before 2.6.0 is released.

The I/O schedulers and process(or) scheduler want to be beaten on
very badly. For process scheduler, try playing music and writing
a CD while building kernels etc. and see how well you can move the
mouse around in X.

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