From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-13 20:14:01
At 04:19 PM 2/13/2003, Rene Rivera wrote:
>>When I got back, random_test had been looping for six hours. Sigh. I
>>know that's related.
>I had similar problems with the OpenBSD tests. It ran last night and I
>up to it still hung, using 99% CPU, in one test (thread/test_condition).
>Killed it and a few others after that to make it complete.
thread/test_condition under GCC was a long time problem for Win32/GCC,
although the symptom was a hang with no CPU activity.
Bill Kempf put in some kind of trap to detect this, and that solved the
problem as far as testing went (although I don't think he has found why the
behavior is pathological).
You might want to make sure he is aware the same or similar problem is
showing up on OpenBSD. That may help him to diagnose it.
As far as random/random_test goes, it has been a problem for a long time
(although not looping until today), failing on most or all Win32 compilers.
Jens hasn't responded to emails, so if someone else could suggest patches
it would be a help.
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