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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-18 19:47:42

Martin Wille wrote:

> Symptoms on Linux: several tests, including bzip2, gzip and newline,
> get stuck in a busy loop. No system calls are executed in that loop.
> Waiting won't work, since I'll have to kill the hanging tests manually
> (for a couple of toolsets). I'll restart the whole test cycle here.
> Results will get published within 12-24 hours if everything goes well.

I'm now testing the hypothesis that the problem is std::rand behaving badly on
these platforms. I've switched to Boost.Random, and have left just one of the
problem tests, newline_test.cpp, uncommented.


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