Unreliability of the build system

Geoffrey Mainland mainland at apeiron.net
Tue Jun 25 16:51:30 CEST 2013

Great, thanks for checking!

On 06/25/2013 03:43 PM, Jan Stolarek wrote:
> 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.
> Janek
> 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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