Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I've also uploaded the slides for my Kernel GPU Driver Testing talk. My OCD made me remove that additional dot and resurrect the missing 'e' in one of the slides even. FOSDEM also had live-streaming and rendering videos should eventually show up, I'll add the link as soon as it's there.
Update: FOSDEM staff published the video of the talk!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Friday, November 22, 2013
To avoid repeating all the same mistakes again I've written up some of the lessons learned while botching the job for the drm/i915 driver. Most of these only cover technicalities and not the big-picture issues like what the command submission ioctl exactly should look like. Learning these lessons is probably something every GPU driver has to do on its own.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
This specifically excludes testing with humans somewhere in the loop. We are extremely limited in our validation resources, every time we put something new onto the "manual testing" plate something else will fall off.
I've let this float for quite a while both internally in Intel and on the public mailing lists. Thanks to everyone who provided valuable input. Essentially this just codifies the already existing expectations from me as the maintainer, but those requirements haven't really been clear and a lot of emotional discussions ensued. With this we should now have solid guidelines and can go back to coding instead of blowing through so much time and energy on waging flamewars.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
So after the recent overview over our kernel test infrastructure I've had to write a bunch multithreaded testcases. And since I'm rather lazily I've opted to create a few more helpers that hide all the little details when forking and joining processes. While at I think it's also a good time to explain a bit the infrastructure we have to help running the kernel testsuite on simulated hardware and a few other generally useful things in our testsuite helper library.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
So recently I've again wreaked decent havoc in our intel-gpu-tools kernel testsuite. And then shockingly noticed that I've never done a big pompous blog post to announce what we've started about one-a-half years ago. So besides just describing the new infrastructure for writing testcases (apparently every decent hacker must reinvent a testframework at least once ...) I'll also recap a bit what's been going on in the past.