[pacman-dev] [PATCH 0/7] integrate test suite with automake

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Aug 12 07:10:41 EDT 2013

On 05/08/13 14:47, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> On 08/05/13 at 02:18pm, Allan McRae wrote:
>> On 05/08/13 14:16, Andrew Gregory wrote:
>>> On 08/05/13 at 10:52am, Allan McRae wrote:
>>>> On 02/08/13 22:34, Andrew Gregory wrote:
>>>>> This patchset converts the output of all of our tests to tap [1] and fully
>>>>> integrates them with automake so that tests can be run in parallel with `make
>>>>> check`.  The test suite may also be run with other test harnesses such as
>>>>> perl's prove which can do such interesting things as remember which tests
>>>>> failed and run only those on subsequent invocations.  The documentation for
>>>>> integrating tests is here [2].
>>>>> [1] http://podwiki.hexten.net/TAP/TAP.html?page=TAP
>>>>> [2] http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/html_node/Parallel-Test-Harness.html
>>>> Have you any ideas on how to fix the "unexpected" pass on the time test
>>>> for x86_64 to not have the test suite return non-zero?  I believe this
>>>> is essential.
>>>> Allan
>>> I think that "unexpected" passes are rightly considered failures.  The test
>>> should reflect what we actually expect to happen.  We should either update the
>>> test so that it succeeds or fails uniformly on all systems or set expectfailure
>>> only on systems where we actually expect it to fail.  Personally, I would
>>> prefer that the test use the maximum values that the testing system could be
>>> expected to support and unset expectfailure, but the easier solution is to just
>>> set expectfailure only on 32 bit systems.
>> Setting expected failure on 32bit systems would actually be my preferred
>> solution in this case.  Can our test suite handle that?
> I don't have any 32-bit systems readily available to test it at the moment, but
> checking either platform.architecture [1] or sys.maxsize [2] should be
> sufficient.
> [1] http://docs.python.org/2/library/platform.html#platform.architecture
> [2] http://docs.python.org/2/library/sys.html#sys.maxsize

I guess I can test this in a chroot (or you could...).

It also looks like .gitignore needs updated:

#       test-suite.log
#       test/pacman/tests/clean001.log
#       test/pacman/tests/clean001.trs
#       test/pacman/tests/clean002.log
#       test/pacman/tests/clean002.trs
#       test/pacman/tests/clean003.log
#       test/pacman/tests/clean003.trs
#       test/pacman/tests/clean004.log
#       test/pacman/tests/clean004.trs
#       test/pacman/tests/clean005.log

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