Posted Mar 11, 2005 5:28 UTC (Fri) by dlang
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In reply to: Automated testing?
Parent article: Is the kernel development process broken?
automated testing is great for making sure that a particular feature works (useually one that you broke in the past, causeing you to write the test), but it's not very good for testing various hardware combinations (you have to HAVE that hardware combination, and you only have so much room for systems) or finding _new_ problems (becouse you haven't written a test for it yet)
the kernel does go through automated testing, and it can be improved (see the request for help above), but to think that automated testing can eliminate all problems is not understanding the problem.
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