[SRU][U/F/E/B/X][PATCH 0/1] Add debian/rules targets to compile/run kernel selftests

Kleber Sacilotto de Souza kleber.souza at canonical.com
Wed Apr 22 16:40:38 UTC 2020

BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1874286

When compiling and building the Ubuntu kernels, the kernel selftests located
under 'tools/testing/selftests/' do not get compiled. Some of these testcases
are used by our test infrastructure, which downloads the kernel source,
compiles and run them. The problem with this approach is that patches applied
to the testcases can break the compilation and this is detected only after the
kernels are already released to -proposed.

I am proposing that we add some simple debian/rules targets that will keep a
list of the selftests that Ubuntu cares about, compile and run them. This could
be plugged into our test build infrastructure in order to be able to detect
such breaks.

[Test Case]
With these changes, one would be able to run the following to compile/run the

# fakeroot debian/rules clean
# fakeroot debian/rules compileselftests
# fakeroot debian/rules runselftests

[Regression Potential]
None. This only adds new rules targets that will not break any existing

Please note that a different patch is needed for Xenial as the bpf
selftest was introduced only in 4.10.

Kleber Sacilotto de Souza (1):
  UBUNTU: [Packaging] add support to compile/run selftests

 debian/rules.d/0-common-vars.mk |  3 +++
 debian/rules.d/1-maintainer.mk  | 13 +++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 16 insertions(+)


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