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Subject: Re: [boost] [EXTERNAL] Re: [scope_exit] trunk tests fail on sun compiler
From: Belcourt, K. Noel (kbelco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-26 13:28:45

On Mar 26, 2012, at 11:13 AM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:

> Le 26/03/12 17:39, Belcourt, K. Noel a écrit :
>> On Mar 26, 2012, at 6:31 AM, lcaminiti wrote:
>>> Belcourt, K. Noel wrote
>>>> Sun is, for all intent and purposes, a dead platform for us.
>>>> While I
>>>> realize others may be using newer flavors of it, we've basically
>>>> stopped and use it only for the numerics which were/are quite good.
>>>> Our system is not being maintained so I'd guess your best bet is to
>>>> mark your library as unsupported on this platform.
>> Hi Lorenzo,
>>> OK. Shall Sun be removed by the trunk regression tests then?
>> No, we'll leave the Sandia-Sun tester running as long as we can.
>> Go to the Legend at the bottom of the trunk results page, one of
>> the keys is this:
>> n/a The library author marked it as unusable on particular
>> platform/toolset.
>> I suggest you mark your library as n/a for the Sandia-Sun tester,
>> as others have done for their libraries, e.g. proto, property_tree,
>> statechart, xpressive, etc...

> it is difficult to classify a library as N/A when we don't know what
> is not working on. I'm wondering if this is not catching a bug on
> the regression tools.

I believe this is the same problem it's been for years, libraries like
Thread that depend on Boost.Test won't work right unless Test works
right. A quick glance at the Boost.Test results show most of it
doesn't work on Sun, that's why Thread and presumably many other
libraries don't work on Sun.

> Boost.Thread is on the same case, and I will be interested in
> changing whatever is needed to make it usable on Sun/Solaris.

I only see a couple of option, push on Gennadiy to bring up Test on
Sun, or decouple Thread from Test and control your own fate.

> Please, could you see why the regression tests are not showing why
> the test fails

Here's an example.

...skipped <p/scratch2/kbelco/boost/results/boost/bin.v2/libs/thread/
multi>condition_variable__default_p for lack of <p/scratch2/kbelco/

-- Noel

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