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bug#21620: tests/mpz/reuse intermittently fails on armhf-linux-gnu

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#21620: tests/mpz/reuse intermittently fails on armhf-linux-gnu
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:27:07 +0200
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 10:32:43PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Do you think it’s a likely problem?  Andreas, could you try again on
>> your Novena with 2 cores turned off?
> I have trouble believing the explanation of overheating. The gmp test
> suite is carried out sequentially (they are not yet using the parallel
> test harness of the autotools). So one could only imagine that the build
> itself was faulty, but should then the test not fail consistently afterwards?
> If I understood correctly, you used one build and ran the same test
> over and over again. On the other hand, since the machine also serves as a
> build machine, it is possible that some other package was built at the same
> time as the tests were carried out, which may have contributed to heating.


I think the only way to test the hypothesis is to turn off 2 processors
and run that test in a loop again, and/or to do that on a different
ARMv7 platform altogether.


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