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Re: GCC Make Check

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: GCC Make Check
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 18:04:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 08:55:47AM -0700, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 05:42:19PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > > I remember you mentioning on IRC that `make check' for gcc won't
> > > work on the Hurd.  Was that a stdio-related problem, or other?
> > If it is what I have in mind, it is a not having ulimit that works
> > correctly type of problem (eg test trying to allocate infinite
> > amount of memory)
> Hrmm.  Is that a problem only when running as root, or does it even
> exist as a user?

It effects any process.  We can't control the RAM resource of a task or user
right now.  This test is really harmful (and it was discussed on the list,
but with the wrong conclusion it seems :)  It should be switched off on our
platform or so.

> > crashing problem?  what crashing problem?  someone just needs to reboot it!
> Sure - But they need to reboot it because it crashed, right? =)

Well, that is now a broader problem :)  It's nothing specific to that
machine :)

> > Do you think it is worth to work on a CVS module for turtle?
> Yes.  If you have time for the task, great, if not I was hoping to
> solicit volunteers after writing a spec for it.  There seem to be a
> few bored people hanging out on #hurd who might be willing to take
> this on.

It shouldn't be hard to do at all, but I have other things to do, too, so if
there are people motivated to do it differently or write the turtle
module, I certainly wouldn't mind.
> If you don't have time, I was going to look at Tinderbox, but I've
> heard it particularily nasty to setup.
> > BTW, Jeroen might be interested in monitoring the build logs etc.
> That would be cool.  But I'll let him volunteer before I give him
> work. ;)

Sure, it is just that I discussed the need for this with him just yesterday,
so it crossed my mind :)


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