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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-23 15:01:24

Sorry about my reply to your previous message; I hadn't seen this one

Aleksey Gurtovoy <agurtovoy_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Now that I look at explicit-failures-markup.xml, I'm reconsidering.
>> Aleksey checked in an "expected failure" mark for each and every test
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> with intel-7.1-linux and intel-8.0-linux.
> Not quite, only the tests that were exposing the "supposed linking
> problem" (
> are marked.


>> The note says:
>> The library is <a
>> href="">known
>> to work</a> in this configuration. The failures are
>> due to configuration issues of the particular testing
>> environment these tests have been run in. The
>> regression runners and library developers are aware of
>> the problem and plan to fix it for the next release.
>> I don't know which developers Aleksey meant when he said they are
>> "aware of the problem and plan to fix it for the next release,"
> I specifically worded it as "regression runners and library
> developers" -- in the post referenced in the note Ralf indicates that
> in his experience Intel 8.0 requires special setup which might have
> been all that was needed to fix this -- but I meant Martin and you.

I see. This is a pretty strong indication that the problems indicated
may still exist.

>> but I think we need to determine what those failures were and what
>> the planned fixes were to be, and almost certainly we need to get
>> this markup out of the XML file, because it's just masking problems.
> No objections from me; it _was_ meant as a temporary markup for the
> current (at the moment) release cycle only.

Okay, I'm going to clear that markup out, then, so we can make things
right, or discover that no action is needed.

Dave Abrahams
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