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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] GCC v. Arch address@hidden: Regressions on mainline

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] GCC v. Arch address@hidden: Regressions on mainline]
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 16:59:54 +0100
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On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 11:04:59AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-06-23 at 14:36 +0200, Tobias C. Rittweiler wrote:
> > Don't test on *every* commit, but firstly pile those [commits] up. Just
> > from time to time do a build-test-cycle:
> That breaks the invariant that *every* revision on the mainline passes
> the testsuite.  Sometimes you might need to back up by changesets to
> narrow down a bug that *wasn't* found by the test suite.  Knowing that
> all the revisions there did currently pass is important.

This is essentially wrong; that invariant is not interesting (and
happens to be completely impossible for gcc and most similar projects;
it only works when the test suite is static). I sketched out a
completely different approach elsewhere in the thread.

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