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Re: [patch/rfc/testsuite] Test GDB on not-so-little core files

On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 10:38:31AM -0500, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> >
> >There are two things that make me really nervous about this test.  One
> >of them is systems with bad out-of-memory behavior, and the other is
> >systems that don't dump sparse corefiles.  That's some serious pounding
> >we'll be handing out...
> Wicked.  Our testsuite could do with some serious real world pounding. 
> Otherwize we'll never find, fix and then maintain the edge cases those 
> tests can identify.

Well, my point is not that it will be pounding GDB, but that it will be
pounding the equipment used to test GDB; that's less obviously good :)

> BTW, I wrote:
> > on some systems may not be so efficient at dumping core files making 
> the test too slow
> and those systems may find it better to disable the test :-/

My fear is that it will vary by machine and configuration, not by OS.
I'll give it a shot first, but I may be asked by the maintainers of the
Debian autobuilder network to disable this test - normally I collect
test results from every architecture (that works reasonably well, I'd
been leaving off Sparc for 6.0...) when the package is built.

It's not a big deal for the FSF tree either way.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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