* Halil Pasic (pa...@linux.vnet.ibm.com) wrote:
> On 10/18/2016 03:27 PM, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:
> > * Halil Pasic (pa...@linux.vnet.ibm.com) wrote:
> >> > The handling of VMStateField.start is currently quite broken if
> >> > VMS_ALLOC is present (that is for VMSTATE_VBUFFER_ALLOC_UINT32) but
> >> > fortunately also quite underutilized -- nobody is using .start != 0.
> >> >
> >> > Let's prove with this patch that it's really broken (as a first
> >> > step towards fixing things up).
> > You can't play this trick - patch series have to work and pass
> > tests after each test, otherwise it messes up people in the future
> > trying to do a git bisect.
> > Dave
> I think I understand the motivation. Does that mean
> you are not supposed to expose a bug via a test? I might
> be able to demonstrate that something is wrong but unable
> to fix the problem myself (time constraints).
> How was I supposed to do this?
You might add a test but leave it commented out, or just post
the test but not for merging so that it only gets merged
after someone fixes the bug.
Dr. David Alan Gilbert / dgilb...@redhat.com / Manchester, UK