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Re: XFAIL vs. KFAIL
Joel Brobecker wrote:
>> can somebody explain the difference between XFAILing and KFAILing a
>> test in the GDB testsuite? I've looked at DejaGNU manual, I haven't
>> found the answer.
> KFAIL is when we know of a failure caused by a bug in GDB.
> XFAIL is when a problem outside of GDB's control is causing the test
> to fail. For instance, a kernel issue, or some wrong debugging info
> generated by the compiler, etc.
Hmm, it appears that at least MI testsuite routinely uses XFAIL for what is
a GDB issue/limitation.
Is the distinction really useful? Both seem to be a mechanism to "hide"
failures that are known to be immediately fixeable, and exact description
of the problem belongs to a comment, anyway.