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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, 20 Nov 2015 15:53:19 +0100
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:

> 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.
> Yes.
> 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.

Did you have a chance to do that?  What can we conclude?

TIA!  :-)


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