[LLVMdev] Linux x86 testers needed!
chandlerc at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 02:09:33 PDT 2008
On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 1:03 AM, Kenneth Hoste <kenneth.hoste at ugent.be>
> Although I've been following LLVM for quite a while now, I feel like I
> can't really contribute to it, because of lack of time and knowledge.
> Hopefully this way I can contribute...
I have some questions though:
> *) Is something more expected besides donating cycles-to-burn, e.g.
> active bug reporting/resolving of bugs found by the nightly tester and
> It's not that I'm not willing to (in fact, I'd love to), but I just
> wouldn't be able to find the time to do it properly. I try to report
> bugs I run into from time to time, but that's highly dependent on how
> busy I am doing my actual Phd work (to which LLVM is only partially
Not necessary at all, while always appreciated. I think the biggest thing
would be that *if* you notice something that wouldn't even show up in the
nightly (like a complete failure to build or something) to maybe send an
email, especially if its repeatable, and continues. For the most part
however, there are lots of people willing and eager to fix bugs once they
know about them. Additionally the nightly testers provide other insight
regarding performance and different system behaviors.
> *) I'll probably need the machine for experiments now and then, I'm
> guessing it's ok the nightly test isn't run every single night?
The nightly tester system is well equipped for handling even moderately
intermittent submissions -- I think you'll be fine! =]
> > Directions to set up a tester are here:
> > http://llvm.org/docs/TestingGuide.html#nightly
> > These directions could be improved of course. If you have any
> > questions, I will be happy to assist you in setting up your nightly
> > tester.
> > Thanks!
> > -Tanya
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