Sep 9 – 11, 2019
Europe/Lisbon timezone

KernelCI applied to distributions

Sep 9, 2019, 12:00 PM
Esmerelda/room-I&II (Corinthia Hotel Lisbon)


Corinthia Hotel Lisbon



Guillaume Tucker (Collabora Limited)


While as a project is dedicated to testing the
upstream Linux kernel, the same KernelCI software may be reused
for alternative purposes. One typical example is distribution
kernels, which often track a stable branch but also carry some
extra patches and a specific configuration. Aside from covering
a particular downstream branch, having a separate KernelCI
instance also makes it possible to add specific tests that cover
user-space functionality.

A key aspect of KernelCI however is that the moving part remains
the kernel revision. It is in theory possible to cover a full OS
image with moving parts in user-space too, but that is not
something it was originally designed for - hence an interesting
subject for discussion.

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Primary author

Guillaume Tucker (Collabora Limited)

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