[PATCH intel-gpu-tools 00/10] Upgrade module configuration and packaging (reposted to .cc)

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Wed Jan 4 07:39:32 PST 2012

On 01/04/12 06:38, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> Originally we've abused make check, but that turned out to be a bad
> idea because make distcheck automatically runs that. And the tests
> check the kernel and not intel-gpu-tools itself, so that didn't make
> much sense. Hence we added make test with a quick hack to run make
> check with a different set of tests (see the test: target in
> tests/Makefile.am).

Right - make check doesn't make sense because you don't want distcheck
to fail when your kernel driver has a bug, and because many of us build
our packages on servers without Intel graphics devices installed.

> One thing I'm wondering is whether we could easily ship these tests in
> some form, so that users could run them from the distro package
> instead of grabbing the sources.

Should distros just be shipping the entire intel-gpu-tools package,
including the tests?

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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