Unreliability of the build system

Geoffrey Mainland mainland at apeiron.net
Tue Jun 25 00:44:51 CEST 2013

On 06/24/2013 09:21 PM, Jan Stolarek wrote:
>> My only claim was that I have a set of steps that can reliably reproduce
>> an error on my system, not that these steps will reliably reproduce it
>> on an arbitrary system, e.g., yours. Still, being able to reliably
>> reproduce an error, even if only on one system, is *very* useful.
>  just misunderstood your use of the word "reliable". Certainly having
this level of
> reproducibility is very helpful in debugging, even if it's only on one
>> So, to be clear, you see recache errors sporadically and for different
>> sets of tests across different runs, and you are running validate with
>> no extra arguments, single-threaded, on a Linux x86_64 system with an
>> ext4 file system?
> Yes, except I would say "very often" instead of "sporadically". I'm
not sure about
> single-threaded. I run validate without any parameters - doesn't it
use more then one thread in
> this case?

It looks like running validate without any parameters will use 2

I've pushed a fix (I hope) for this issue. Could you check and see if
it's fixed for you now?


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