Unreliability of the build system

Jan Stolarek jan.stolarek at p.lodz.pl
Tue Jun 25 16:43:53 CEST 2013

I just ran validation (once without any parameters and once with --normal) and got no failures, 
except for some tests that always fail. Looks like the problem may be solved.


Dnia wtorek, 25 czerwca 2013, Geoffrey Mainland napisał:
> 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
> machine.
> >> 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
> threads.
> I've pushed a fix (I hope) for this issue. Could you check and see if
> it's fixed for you now?
> Geoff

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