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Re: [Libvir] [PATCH] Add new testing framework and the first test to use it.



On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 03:27:30PM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
> A week or so ago, I read a bug report on this list with a simple
> reproducer + fix that was just begging for a test suite addition.
> 
> This change adds framework to make that easy, and adds the first test.
> I uncovered problems in tests/Makefile.am along the way and just
> posted a patch for that.
> 
> This adds most of a portable (bourne-shell-based) test framework that also
> provides for convenient isolation of individual tests (so we can easily
> parallelize them without worrying one will tromp on files of another).
> In a couple years when running "make check" runs hundreds of tests,
> you'll definitely want them to run in parallel.  The mktempd script is
> not new.  I first used it in coreutils and parted, but removed it from
> coreutils after that package acquired its own C-based implementation.
> 
> test-lib.sh is from coreutils, but was inspired by the file by the
> same name in git.git's own t/ (tests) directory.

All seems reasonable to me.

Dan.
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