Regression testing breakthrough

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Tue Oct 18 11:01:44 CDT 2011

Damjan Jovanovic <damjan.jov at> wrote:
> > Moreover, often users get asked 'does reverting commit xxxx' help? Without
> > performing a proper regression test it's impossible to asnwer that
> > question.
> >
> >
> Reverting a commit in the latest git is just 1 round of
> patch+configure+make+run, and reverting to the commit before it in the
> binary repository is just one git command. Why would you need a "proper
> regression test"?

Reverting a patch in latest git is not always possible, instead it's
a very useful test to revert the patch at the suspected regression point
and see if that really helps.


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