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Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] qemu-iotests: add a "how to" to ./

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] qemu-iotests: add a "how to" to ./README
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:50:37 +0100

On 26 July 2017 at 12:33, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 04:34:19PM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> On 25 July 2017 at 16:20, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:20:44AM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> >> Should ./check be run from the source tree, or the build tree? The
>> >> existing README text doesn't say and I don't think your additions
>> >> do either.
>> >
>> > It doesn't matter, both should work.  The script detects both
>> > possibilities and rejigs itself to compensate.
>> Does that mean
>>  if you run it from the source tree in a tree configured
>>  for out of tree build it will:
>>  (a) pollute your source tree with test output and binaries
>>  (b) give you a helpful message about what to do
>>  (c) magically find the build tree somehow
>>  (d) not need to write any binaries/test output/temp files at all
>> ?
> I think it would fail since the binaries would be missing in the source
> tree.

That sounds like "the README should say you need to run it
from the build tree", then ?

-- PMM

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