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Re: v2.15.0-rc1 test failure

On 11/10/17 23:34, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> Hi Ramsay,
> I assume, given you're emailing me, that this is a Cygwin failure?

Yes, sorry, I should have made that clear.

> t0021.15 has PERL as a requirement, and I see semi-regular failures from
> Git tests that are Perl-based in one way or another (git-svn tests are
> the most common problems).  I've not spotted t0021 failing in that way,
> but it sounds like the same class of problem.

Yep, many moons ago, I used to run the svn tests (on Linux and cygwin)
which would fail intermittently on cygwin. I didn't notice any problem
with perl though.

> I dig into these failures when I see them, mostly by running the script
> a few hundred times until I get the failure again, and they've always
> been Perl itself segfaulting.  That points to the problem being in
> Cygwin's Perl package rather than Git, and it's very unlikely to be
> anything that's got worse in v2.15.0.

Since I stopped running the svn tests, the number of intermittent test failures on cygwin have dropped significantly, but haven't gone away

I just finished the second test-suite run and, of course, t0021 ran
without problem this time. Hmm, I don't think I have time to chase
this down at the moment. I will keep your 'perl hypothesis' in mind
for next time, however.


Ramsay Jones