[LLVMdev] Call for Help: Testing

Dustin Laurence dllaurence at dslextreme.com
Tue Apr 6 13:32:13 PDT 2010

On 04/06/2010 12:55 PM, David Greene wrote:

> Which manager are you using?

virt-manager.  Not because I chose it intelligently from a survey from
alternatives, but because that's what was listed in the
directions-for-boneheads I used.  Seems to be the standard RedHat offering.

> I had a heck of a time setting up virt-manager. Perhaps Fedora does a
> better job integrating it than Debian.  It wouldn't surprise me.  I'm
> glad it's easy somewhere.  :)

Well, RedHat is really pushing virtualization on the server, and has 
decided to throw its lot in with KVM vice Xen.  So it sort of makes 
sense that they're trying to make it Just Work(TM) in RHEL, and Fedora 
is their testbed.

I have gone back and forth between Fedora and Debian a couple of times. 
  ATM I'm tempted to go back to Debian, due to some instability in 
Fedora.  Debian definitely wins there.  And Slackware, but the package 
tree is small and I'm too lazy to keep up to date on security patches 

> I agree.  It would be good to have a list of build systems we want
> working for each release, as a guide to testers on what they should
> set up if possible.  I suppose Tanya is the one to decide which
> platforms are release critical.

If kvm is scriptable, as I assume it is, you might be able to automate 
the ones you want.

>> I know he has a linuxified Playstation, so he might have other fun
>> toys.
> Tell him not to update to the latest firmware!  :)

I suspect he knows.  The project I hope to be asking questions about 
soon is that LLVM should make feasible a concept I have for pervasive, 
mostly automatic parallelism at the language level.  So I'm glad to have 
a cell processor available.


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