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Re: Getting spurious FAILS in testsuite?
On 06/08/2017 04:24 AM, Christophe Lyon wrote:
> On 8 June 2017 at 11:57, Georg-Johann Lay <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 05.06.2017 18:25, Jim Wilson wrote:
>>> On 06/01/2017 05:59 AM, Georg-Johann Lay wrote:
>>>> Hi, when I am running the gcc testsuite in $builddir/gcc then
>>>> $ make check-gcc RUNTESTFLAGS='ubsan.exp'
>>>> comes up with spurious fails.
>>> This was discussed before, and the suspicion was that it was a linux
>>> kernel bug. There were multiple kernel fixes pointed at, it wasn't
>>> clear which one was required to fix it.
>>> I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop, and I see the problem. I can't
>>> run the ubsan testsuites with -j factor greater than one and get
>>> reproducible results. There may also be other ways to trigger the
>>> See for instance the thread
>>> The first message in the thread from Andrew Pinski mentions that the log
>>> output is corrupted from apparent buffer overflow.
>> I have "Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS".
>> Asking this at DejaGNU's, I got the following pointer:
>> AFAIU there is a problem separating stdout and stderr?
> Be careful, I'm not a dejagnu maintainer/developer :-)
> I just meant to say I had "similar" problems, but according to this
> thread, I'm not the only one :(
There was most definitely a linux kernel bug that affected the behavior
of "expect" used by dejagnu in the past.
THe gcc.gnu.org reference to a message from Pinski is the right one --
it identifies the problematical change in the kernel that mucked up
In the thread you'll find a reference to:
This has long since been fixed. BUt I have no idea what version of hte
kernel is in Ubuntu and whether or not it is subject to this problem.