"D. Stimits" wrote:
> How important is it to run the cmd/xfstests? The extra partition
> requirement can be a pain to come up with, but if the xfstests are more
> or less just there for good feelings now, I might consider ignoring it.
> What do I gain or lose by running or not running the xfstests?
You gain warm fuzzies that the CVS tree you checked out is functioning
more or less correctly. :) If you have an "official" release, I
wouldn't even bother with the tests unless you're just curious.
If you're using CVS snapshots on a machine of any importance, running
through the tests on a new kernel might be good. I generally make sure
any change I commit can pass all the tests, but sometimes things sneak
And as a side note, even if a test fails, it is often the case that the
test itself, rather than XFS, has broken as a result of some change...
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.