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Date:	Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:57:14 +0200
From:	Sam Ravnborg <>
To:	Shuah Khan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] kbuild: kselftest - new make target to build and run
 kernel selftests

On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 08:03:12AM -0600, Shuah Khan wrote:
> Add a new make target "kselftest" to enable kernel testing. This
> new target builds and runs kernel selftests. Running as root is
> recommended for a complete test run as some tests don't run when
> run by non-root user.

kselftest will run the test - but will not build the kerenl.
That is does not build the kernel is IMO a good thing -
as one may re-run the test while doing work on the kernel, and triggering
a rebuild to re-run the test is not nice.

The changelog + help text needs to be updated to reflect that the kernel is not
built when you use "make kselftest".

On top of this - can you please tell what plans exists to extend this.
When we discussed "devtest" it was said that it would not be a wrapper
for selftests run_tests only, but more was planned to be added.

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