How do you interpet gcc test results?

brown wrap gramos at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 6 10:24:21 PST 2010



--- On Sat, 2/6/10, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: How do you interpet gcc test results?
> To: "LFS Support List" <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010, 9:49 AM
> brown wrap wrote:
> > My last email was regarding the test results of GCC.
> From my first
> > run of the test I thought the output had indicated the
> gcc had
> > failed. I was told to proceed, which I did. Then I
> started the "make
> > -k check" and it took so long I thought my machine was
> hung and its a
> > quad core with 3 gigs of memory. I ran the summary
> which I have
> > attached and it contained a number of errors, so many
> I thought
> > something was wrong, but I was able to continue and
> compile Sed in
> > Chapter 6. So I am asking, what do the test results
> mean? Yes, there
> > were a number of errors, so many that I something was
> seriously
> > wrong, but they don't seem to make any difference.
> 
> Try reading the book.
> 
> "Results can be compared with those located at 
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/build-logs/6.6-rc1/ 
> and 
> http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-testresults/.
> 
> A few unexpected failures cannot always be avoided. The GCC
> developers 
> are usually aware of these issues, but have not resolved
> them yet. In 
> particular, the libmudflap tests are known be particularly
> problematic 
> as a result of a bug in GCC 
> (http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20003).
> Unless the test 
> results are vastly different from those at the above URL,
> it is safe to 
> continue."
> 
> You have exactly 6 failures out of about 90000. 
> That's not "so many".
> 
>    -- Bruce
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Yeah I read that prior to asking. Thanks for the insight.




      



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