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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-28 02:34:28

David Abrahams writes:
> Misha Bergal <mbergal_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> I posted this yesterday, but got no reply. Can anyone explain the
>>> vast number of white cells in the Boost.Python regression log? In
>>> particular, the tests noted below don't look like they're reported
>>> correctly in the log.
>> White cells (missing test results) are caused by inability of
>> process_jam_log (utility which produces xml result files from bjam
>> log) to handle Boost.Python tests compile/link/execute failures.
>> Having done some research I believe that the main problem is that the
>> following bjam.log snippet:
>> ...skipped <@boost!libs!python!test\args.test\msvc-stlport\debug\threading-multi>
>> for lack of <@boost!libs!python!test\args.test\msvc-stlport\debug\threading-multi>args.pyd...
>> is treated by process_jam_log as:
>> 1. Failed to build "" in directory "args.test/..." because
>> file args.pyd in the _same directory_ is missing.
>> 2. If it is in the same directory, then it is something internal to
>> args.test and it and failure to build it has already been processed
>> and all relevant info has been dumped into xml results file in
>> "args.test/..." directory. So process_jam_log just skips this
>> message.
>> The real situation is different (I am speculating here - our boost
>> regression machine is in the middle of clean run, so I don't have all
>> logs etc.)
>> For one, args_ext.pyd was built in args_ext.pyd directory and xml
>> result file with failure was written in args_ext.pyf/... directory.
>> It is not clear to me what happens in Boost.Python build next.
>> At this point I would appreciate if somebody clarified to me how
>> Boost.Python build works, so I can figure out how to handle it in
>> process_jam_log.
> Sorry, I don't remember :(
> I'll try to do an analysis later today. Thanks for looking at this.

Dave, did you have a chance to look at it?

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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