[PATCH 01/15] Selftest framework (unittests v4)

Bernd Schmidt bschmidt@redhat.com
Wed Nov 25 10:56:00 GMT 2015

On 11/25/2015 03:26 AM, David Malcolm wrote:
> Consider the case where an assumption that the host is little-endian
> assumption creeps into one of the bitmap functions.  Some time later,
> another developer updates their working copy from svn on a big-endian
> host and finds that lots of things are broken.  What's the ideal
> behavior?

Internal compiler error in test_bitmaps, IMO. That's the quickest way to 
get to the right place in the debugger.

>> In the end I think I lean towards run everything with automatic
>> registration/discovery.  But I still have state worries.  Or to put it
>> another way, given a test of tests, we should be able to run them in an
>> arbitrary order with no changes in the expected output or pass/fail results.
> That would be the ideal - though do we require randomization, or merely
> hold it up as an ideal?  As it happens, I believe function-tests.c has
> an ordering dependency (an rtl initialization assert, iirc), which
> sorting them papered over.

What do you hope to gain with randomization? IMO if there are 
dependencies, we should be able to specify priority levels, which could 
also help running lower-level tests first.


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