lightweight live os for bisect

Nikolay Borisov n.borisov.lkml at
Thu Jul 21 03:37:44 EDT 2016

On 07/21/2016 10:10 AM, Matwey V. Kornilov wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to make a long-range bisect (unfortunately) to find where 
> an issue appeared. The issue is present only on single one laptop, where 
> I don't want to alter OS or somehow intrude things.
> Moreover, when I usually do `git bisect' between subsequent releases, I 
> am fine with ordinarily 'make install', which is not the case now, 
> because, for instance, 2.6.xx just won't run with modern systemd things 
> (or, correctly, systemd things won't run with 2.6.xx).
> So, I would like to discover a way to compile USB live image with as 
> simple as possible OS using precompiled ./linux tree. Only my test 
> executable is required to run after the boot to show whether the issue here.
> So, what would you recommend? Or, how do you solve such problem usually?

Have you considered This sounds
like an appropriate use case for it.

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