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Re: RFC: Test hook for nss_files testing

On 12/11/2015 07:51 AM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:

>> I'm not so sure.  Setting up the chroot in a realistic way is quite
>> difficult.  You need to populat /dev and /dev/pts in some way, and
>> arrange for the necessary GCC  and platform bits being present, whatever
>> they are. âmake installâ may not actually produce a tree layout that is
>> used by any downstream distribution.  And so on.  The list of issues is
>> quite long.
> In which regard do you think this is not ideal?

It's quite a bit of work and very tightly integrated with individual
distributions.  Test hooks and in-tree testing directly benefit everyone
who looks at test results.

> Should we rely on distro images?

It's not just that, you'd also need to build glibc according to the
distribution's needs, regarding file system layout and so on.  So it's
really difficult to see how this can be part of the upstream testing.

> Lastly, we may have to rely on some basic building blocks for doing this kind
> of testing. Without those building blocks we mark the test UNSUPPORTED.
> It is entirely plausible that at the start the test only works on x86_64,
> requires docker, and runs slim Fedora container for testing.

But that still looks like it needs network access, which builders
generally lack (and rightly so).


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