Yes, so it is wasting the time of those people who have to painstakingly compile -rc kernels, load them and check that everything works. Not to speak about performance regressions in the drivers and filesystems, which I imagine must be hard to find and boring work. While a test suite publicly available might be run privately and also on the public git repos after every push. It is called continuous deployment, we do it at my company and it is fun, challenging stuff!
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