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From: Parag Warudkar <parag.warudkar@gmail.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC] UML kernel & rootfs bundle with every kernel release ?
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 00:01:48 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <loom.20070401T015359-789@post.gmane.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1712880100@web.de>

Hi 
 
<devzero <at> web.de> writes:

> Whenever you want to test some new kernel (feature), you may put you main
system at risk, exactly know what
> you`re doing - or - use UserModeLinux.

Why won't qemu work better in this case? I generally keep a debian testing
installation on disk and when I compile a new kernel I just point qemu to load
it with the debian root fs. It's fast enough (even the kernel mode accelerator
module is GPLed now) and you don't need to mess around with your main system's
kernel. You can even test different arches - like both x86_64 and i386 on one
x64 box for example.

It doesn't work for any particular driver related testing but UML won't either.
And it won't benefit UML development but I don't know if that was your main
objective as opposed to general kernel experimentation and testing.

Parag


  reply	other threads:[~2007-04-01  0:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-03-31 22:58 devzero
2007-04-01  0:01 ` Parag Warudkar [this message]
2007-04-01 19:08 ` Blaisorblade
2007-04-01 19:58   ` [uml-devel] " Antoine Martin
2007-04-02  2:05     ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-02 10:21       ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-02 11:22         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2007-04-02 12:50           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2007-04-02 14:53           ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-02 15:43             ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-03 23:49               ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-04  6:35                 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2007-04-04 20:27                   ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-02 14:55         ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-02 15:43           ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-02 20:40         ` roland
2007-04-02 21:44           ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-03  4:44             ` Jason Lunz
2007-04-03 17:43         ` Blaisorblade
2007-04-03 17:53           ` Antoine Martin

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