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Re: Disable gnulib's test-lock test in packages?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Disable gnulib's test-lock test in packages?
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 16:39:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi Eric,

Eric Bavier <address@hidden> skribis:

> Several packages (libunistring, gettext, and libidn) in the guix bootstrap 
> path hang on the "test-lock" test from gnulib while building on a aarch64 
> system I have access to.  Some of them already have a patch applied that is 
> supposed to fix the hang on system's with large core-counts, but it seems 
> ineffective on my system.  The findutils package is also affected, and there 
> may be others, but I haven't discovered them yet.
> This commit in gnulib fixes the test-lock issue on my system, but doesn't 
> help until our packages update their gnulib source:
> Not knowing any better, I created a dummy project to run the latest gnulib 
> lock tests, attached for clarity.

So are you confident that the above commit fixes the issue?

As you might have seen, we already have
findutils-gnulib-multi-core.patch, gettext-gnulib-multi-core.patch, and
libunistring-gnulib-multi-core.patch, which turned out to be
insufficient to fix the problem.

> Until the updated lock module and tests make its way into these packages, I 
> would like to ask if disabling these tests outright would be acceptable, 
> similar to the attached patch.  Thoughts?

Your patch looks like the safest approach; you can also remove
*gnulib-multi-core.patch while you’re at it.  Then I think it’s OK for

Thank you!


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