Biescting between mainline and wireless-testing

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at
Sat May 7 04:20:01 EDT 2011

W dniu 7 maja 2011 02:34 użytkownik Ben Greear
<greearb at> napisał:
> On 05/06/2011 04:51 PM, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>> I suspect we have some ugly (hard trackable) regression between
>> mainline and wireless-testing. It sounds impossible, but this seems to
>> affect Broadcom cards and looks like not related to ssb or b43.
>> Today I've compiled 2.6.38 and 2.6.39-rc6, both work GOOD.
>> I've compiled wireless-testing and it failed, BAD.
>> I've reverted all recent ssb patches from top and it still fails BAD.
>> What would be the easiest way to try bisecting? I can see
>> wireless-testing merges mainline quite often. Can I use some trick on
>> checkouted wireless-testing? Do I have to checkout mainline and merge
>> wireless-testing into it? Something even different?
> git bisect can handle it...I've spent some quality time finding
> bugs in ath9k with that lately...

Sure it can ;) But what should I match as GOOD for first bisect?
wireless-testing merges mainline all the time. So there are
wireless-testing specific commits between John's merge of 2.6.39-rc5
and 2.6.39-rc6. I can not match Linus's 2.6.39-rc6 as GOOD, because I
won't test wireless-testing specific changes done earlier (these that
didn't go info mainline).

Maybe I should call GOOD a commit that wireless-testing is based on?
Which one would it be?

Or maybe I could rebase wireless-testing on mainline and then I could
use 2.6.39-rc6 as GOOD?


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