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Re: [testsuite] Increase gcc.dg/pr43058.c timeout


Mark Mitchell <mark@codesourcery.com> writes:

> Mike Stump wrote:
>
>> Philosophy, any testcase that takes more than 30 seconds on a slow
>> machine, is in danger of being a bad testcase. 
>
> I tend to agree.  I'm not willing to make it a hard limit, because there
> really are bugs that take a lot of processing to reproduce, and they may
> be appropriate.
>
> But, it's bothered me for about a decade that we spend X% of our test
> cycles running Y% of our tests, where X >> Y.  The marginal costs of
> slow tests is usually not commensurate with their marginal benefits.

Fully agreed.  The worst offender so far is a single gcc.c-torture
testcase that takes 4+ hours (2 multilibs, 8 different optimization
options) on an UltraSPARC-T2:

	http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2010-07/msg01633.html

If this isn't changed, this single testcase runs longer than the rest of
the testsuite combined ;-(

	Rainer

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Rainer Orth, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University


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