Interpreting gcc-3.3 "make check" results
Thu Jun 12 16:42:00 GMT 2003
Ken Rose wrote:
>>I'm testing gcc-3.3/glibc-2.3.2, and I forgot to use the -k option
>>to 'make check', so it terminated on the first failure.
> -k is a new one for me. When did it appear?
1985 or so. It just means 'keep running make even if one target fails'.
It's used in e.g. contrib/regression/btest-gcc.sh
"man pmake" says
-k Continue processing after errors are encountered, but only on
those targets that do not depend on the target whose creation
caused the error.
> Unfortunately, I don't have any magic recipe for dealing with test
> failures. It seems that you just need to look at them one at a time and
> figure out what went wrong, and then decide what to do about it.
Yup. And see what others have done about 'em.
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