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Re: RFC: Allow the suppression of expensive linker and gas tests
> Alan Modra wrote:
I'll admit to having this one commented out in my local trees. How
about we remove the irpc loops at the end, presumably there to test
that memory is reclaimed?
a) It doesn't make sense to invoke a little used feature of the gas
macro processor almost half a million times.
b) We are unlikely to regress this feature.
c) "Out of memory" might not occur on a large system even if macro
memory was not reclaimed.
Well that certainly makes sense to me.
I agree with Ben that my original idea was wrong, and that the expensive tests
should not be suppressed just because they take a long time to complete, so I
will not be applying that patch, but I do think that Alan's idea would be very
helpful to me as well.