[patch+7.8] PR testsuite/16602 runtest deletes files in-src-tree

Doug Evans xdje42@gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 15:21:00 GMT 2014

Pedro Alves <palves@redhat.com> writes:
> Maybe we should just never delete
> these files, even on remote host testing.  Dunno.  Again,
> there seems to be a pattern here we should apply the same fix
> to everywhere.  Looks like it's "whenever we want to download
> a checked-in, non-generated source file".

I can imagine special cases being made to delete large files
(e.g., core files) from the remote host after the test is done.
But I can't think of a reason to not treat all other files (binaries,
shlibs, scripts, whatever) identically.
Thus I'd amend "Looks like it's ..." to be
"Looks like it's any file downloaded to the host."
If that means leaving all such files on the remote host,
fine with me.

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