Sep 9 – 11, 2019
Europe/Lisbon timezone

kernelCI: testing a broad variety of hardware

Sep 10, 2019, 10:00 AM
Esmerelda/room-I&II (Corinthia Hotel Lisbon)


Corinthia Hotel Lisbon



Kevin Hilman (BayLibre) Guillaume Tucker (Collabora Limited)


kernelCI: testing a broad variety of hardware

The Linux kernel runs on an extremely wide range of hardware, but
with the rapid pace of kernel development, it's difficult to ensure
the full range of supported hardware is adequately tested.

The kernelCI project is a small, but growing project, focused on
testing the core kernel on diverse set of architectures, boards and
compilers using distributed labs to test hardware anywhere on the

The goal of this presentation is to give a very brief overview of the
project, and discuss the near-term future goals and plans.

Recently added:
- support for clang-build kernels
- more arches: ARC, RISC-V, MIPS

The future:
- official Linux Foundation project launching
- more tests: subsystem-focused test suites
- more labs with more hardware
- scaling of infrastructure
- better reporting

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Primary authors

Kevin Hilman (BayLibre) Guillaume Tucker (Collabora Limited)

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