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Subject: Re: [boost] [test] Really deactivate test
From: Raffi Enficiaud (raffi.enficiaud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-16 15:02:50

Le 16/12/2016 à 16:31, Florian Lindner a écrit :
> Am 14.12.2016 um 17:25 schrieb Raffi Enficiaud:
>> Le 14/12/2016 à 11:20, Florian Lindner a écrit :
>>> Am 12.12.2016 um 09:24 schrieb Florian Lindner:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I need to conditionally decativate tests and use a custom decorator for that, like that:
>>>> virtual void apply(bt::test_unit& tu)
>>>> {
>>>> [...]
>>>> if (std::find(_ranks.begin(), _ranks.end(), rank) == _ranks.end()) {
>>>> std::cout << rank << " Disable, because of rank, test: " << tu.full_name() << std::endl;
>>>> tu.p_default_status.value = bt::test_unit::RS_DISABLED;
>>>> return;
>>>> }
>>>> }
>>>> (i'm happy to provide full source code, if anyone is interested)
>>>> As you can see it's deativated on some MPI ranks only.
>>>> However, if a user uses -t "testname" it is activated again.
>>>> Is there a way to really deactivate the test? Or delete it from the test tree?
>>> Seems to be next to impossible:
>>> test_suite.remove(tu.p_id); has no effect.
>>> bt::framework::deregister_test_unit(&tu); causes a SIGSEGV within boost.
>>> tu.p_default_status.value = bt::test_unit::RS_DISABLED; as I said above, only disables if not enabled otherwise.

You cannot do that:
- inside a precondition, if you start modifying the test tree, this
would lead to hazardous behaviour
- the apply is not meant to be used. The public api is the one described

>>> Any ideas anyone to completely disable / delete a test case from within a decorator?


> We have a lot of tests, and there are many which should just run on one rank as well as many that run on multiple ranks,
> testing parallelized scenarios. I would REALLY like to go with automatic test registration, instead of declaring so many
> tests in the init function.


>> [snip]
> I understand your design rationale. Please try to understand mine. The precondition decorator does what I need, except
> that is flags the test as failed if unmet. I just require a method to skip / delete / do not execute a test if a certain
> runtime condition is met and do NOT flag this test as failed.

Ok, this is a bug in the backlog:

I believe solving this would satisfy your requirements.


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