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full regression test size
- To: egcs at egcs dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: full regression test size
- From: Marc Espie <Marc dot Espie at liafa dot jussieu dot fr>
- Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 21:15:21 +0200
With the recent addition of new flag combinations to make check,
the size of it is starting to be a problem...
- Between make bootstrap that leaves stage1, stage2 files lying around,
- between all the cores that the various aborts leave around,
it becomes really trying... the latest snapshot went up to >200Mb on my
i386. I shudder at what a risc architecture without shared libraries will
come up to.
I think that the cores could probably be wiped out while making check
(after all, any core that needs investigating is pretty trivial to
reproduce) and there could possibly be another target than make bootstrap
that wipes stage1/* stage2/* after building (pretty simple, maybe I've
missed it)... I'm not talking about bootstrap-lean, since I want to have
the intermediate files in case there's a problem.
This may help get more results... right now, there's a sizable set of
people who just try out snapshots and report problems without knowing how
to fix them; with the current size, this is getting more and more ackward.
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