back to article Annoyed by too many kernel testing projects? Good news. Linux Foundation anoints chosen one – KernelCI

"We have six or seven projects which are doing kernel testing, so much so that we're getting really annoyed," kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman told a crowd today. "We came together [at the Linux Plumber's conference] and said pick one. We agreed on this one." The chosen one is KernelCI, which has now become a Linux …

  1. Tomato42

    I always was finding it a bit puzzling that Kernel development was placing so little emphasis on testing.

    Yes, I'm aware that testing the system you're running in is hard, but they commonly don't include unit tests for standalone code too.

    1. MyffyW Silver badge

      ICI ?

      ...yes, yes I know it's actually an "L" but for a brief moment my dyslexic brain thought former chemical giant Imperial Chemical Industries was alive and well.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

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  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Secretive companies

    I don't get it. You're doing kernel development, not photo-enhancing software, raytracing optimization or advanced Wall Street financial algorithms. You want your kernel to run on all the hardware ? Then publish your test data and get the bugs fixed.

    But that will fix your competitor's bugs ? Um, we're talking about Linux. It's free. You're contributing to the community and making all products better. There is no competition here, there's only the product that best suits the customer's needs.

    This is definitely the area in which product is judged on merit, not on price. There is no prejudice in publishing all the details of the bugs so that the community can benefit and solve the problem.

    This secrecy mindset is legacy from the time when everything was closed source. The world is changing, get with the program.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: Secretive companies and Holy Orders

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  5. Andy Landy

    #syz leftout

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