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Re: Bison 2.3

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Bison 2.3
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 00:10:35 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

* H.Merijn Brand wrote on Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 09:28:16PM CEST:
> On Wed, 7 Jun 2006 20:38:38 +0200, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> > * Paul Eggert wrote on Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 08:27:17PM CEST:
> > > "H.Merijn Brand" <address@hidden> writes:

> > 
> > It's a long-known fact that the AIX /bin/sh is painfully slow due to
> > this.  The GCC install manual has recommended setting CONFIG_SHELL to
> > bash for years.
> And if one does not have bash?

Well, if /bin/sh aka /bin/ksh is the only usable shell, there isn't much
choice.  I don't know if the Bourne shell /bin/bsh is any more usable in
practice, but I'd seriously doubt it.

> > BTW, does the flooding lead to /tmp being full, /bin/sh running out of
> > file descriptors, running out of file names, or did you just kill it at
> > one point while it was still running?
> My personal notes tell me both out of file descriptors, amd file system full
> happened. Since then, I just kill the test suite once I see enough passes and
> no fails

OK.  I've suggested splitting the autotest test suite before.
Let's look at that idea again sometime later (one file per test, and
source them for execution from the main test suite script), it's bound
to give both execution time improvements and portability improvements.


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