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Re: A tale of two SPARC servers wherein one gets wedged on the testsuite

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:24:49 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 16 Oct 2015, dev wrote:

> The older SPARC server did the build in twice the time ( yep, clock
> speed isn't everything in the SPARC world ) and the testsuite has been
> running now for 26 hours 52 minutes and 37 seconds fully wedged on test
> 0575 where the last line I see looks like :
> test 0574...OK (404 out of 984, remaining: 12:46)
> test 0575...

Does it work if you run only that single test case?

Like this:

$ cd tests
$ ./ 575

I can't see what makes 575 particularly sensitive for this platform though.

> So I hit CTRL-C over and over. The things ends like so :
> test 0576...FAILED

That just shows we're lousy at handling ctrl-c to end the tests properly. I've
sometimes seen it work if ctrl-c is hit a second time.

> Also all the defunct processes vanish neatly in a puff of smoke.

... at least we clean those up nicely then!

> So I guess the question is, on a slower older system do I need to grant
> special considerations or perhaps indicate the the timeouts on a test should
> be extended or any thoughts ?

Maybe. We need some more details from the failed tests to be able to tell for

Also, if you want to try it out, you can add '575' to tests/data/DISABLED
before running all the tests as then it'll skip that single test. In case you
want to make sure everything else still runs fine.

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Received on 2015-10-16