lightweight live os for bisect

Matwey V. Kornilov matwey.kornilov at
Thu Jul 21 03:49:57 EDT 2016

2016-07-21 10:37 GMT+03:00 Nikolay Borisov <n.borisov.lkml at>:
> 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.

user mode linux won't help me find an issue in hardware drivers.

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With best regards,
Matwey V. Kornilov

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