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Re: [patch/rfc] Remove all setup_xfail's from testsuite/gdb.mi/

On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 02:41:05PM -0400, Andrew Cagney wrote:


GDB's testsuite is known to be full of xfails that are really kfails or testsuite bugs. Rather than try to audit each xfail in turn, the proposal as been to rip out all the xfails (creating a clean slate) and start marking up the tests from scratch - two steps forward but first one step back.

I figure I might as well try to get the ball rolling on this and find out just how much real resistance there is going to be to a change like this. To that end, this removes all xfail's from the gdb.mi testsuite. Similar tests, for the other directories, would follow.

I'm known to be a testsuite nazi - I really, really dislike the current
failure levels, and people aren't doing much about it.  I'm all in
favor of getting the ball rolling.  But are you planning to do the
marking promptly, or just make us stare at even more MI failures for a
while?  I've been staring at the mi-console one for a year...
I believe that you're free to start kfailing things :-)

As for me doing the kfail's, the chances of me getting back to that short term are, lets say, pretty remote. I'm just trying to get the process started - eliminate the task that's going to cop the most flack :-)

I know it's not practical to do them completely without getting the
testsuite run on a lot of systems, by a lot of people.  But you can do
a fair first-order approximation without that.

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