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Re: automated testing comment [Re: time to workaround libc/13097 in fsf gdb?]
- From: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- To: Doug Evans <xdje42 at gmail dot com>, Jan Kratochvil <jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com>
- Cc: "gdb-patches at sourceware dot org" <gdb-patches at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:59:37 +0100
- Subject: Re: automated testing comment [Re: time to workaround libc/13097 in fsf gdb?]
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On 09/23/2014 03:48 PM, Doug Evans wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 3:58 AM, Jan Kratochvil
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> And sure deploying automated testing with the current GDB testsuite as is
>> would not work now automatically as the testsuite has fuzzy results. Although
>> at least running new testcases (from the patch under review) would work which
>> would be sufficient in this case (but not in other cases - regression cases).
> Sometimes tests are flaky and one isn't aware of it, and not
> everything gets caught by patch review.
> IWBN if automated testing reran everything failing test N times (10?)
> and reported those results as something like "fail" (always failed) or
> "flaky" (inconsistent).
Indeed. I think that would be doable as part of gdb's own
testsuite machinery even, which would make it easily available
to every one.