Validate has died

Simon Peyton Jones simonpj at
Tue Feb 19 09:32:02 UTC 2019

OK.  Meanwhile, it really is a problem for me.  Could someone roll back that change temporarily?  Thanks!


|  -----Original Message-----
|  From: Ben Gamari <ben at>
|  Sent: 18 February 2019 20:22
|  To: Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj at>; David Eichmann
|  <davide at>
|  Cc: GHC developers <ghc-devs at>
|  Subject: Re: Validate has died
|  Simon Peyton Jones via ghc-devs <ghc-devs at> writes:
|  > From master I'm getting 2052 "framework failures" in the testsuite,
|  > which all look like the one below. I also get 4468 expected passes, so
|  > not every test fails. This is with "sh validate". Yes I know I should
|  > get onto Hadrian, and I have a branch for that. But Hadrian isn't
|  > really working for me because it's putting build artefacts in my
|  > source tree rather than in my build tree (talking to Andrey about
|  > that). But I think that old 'validate' is still supposed to work,
|  > isn't it? I'm a bit stuck
|  Oh dear, it looks like this is due to the recent performance tracking
|  patch. It looks like it breaks the symlink tree workflow. I feel like we
|  discussed this a few weeks ago. David, do you recall what we concluded?
|  Cheers,
|  - Ben

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