Interpreting gcc-3.3 "make check" results

Dan Kegel
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/

"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.

- Dan

Dan Kegel

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