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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] test results with mpi vanish
From: Jeremiah Willcock (jewillco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-25 11:42:09

On Sat, 25 Jul 2009, Beman Dawes wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 4:31 AM, Steve M. Robbins<steve_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I enabled mpi on my "Debian-Sid" testing box, for both trunk and
>> release.  The test script runs and the results are uploaded but
>> nothing appears on the testing pages; e.g.
>> If I remove mpi, the results are shown as usual.  Perhaps something
>> has to be updated on the testing server for MPI?
> I can't think of any reason the server reporting would be affected by MPI.
> Does a manually run test of Boost.MPI work outside of the regression
> test harness?
> Does the uploaded xml file (inside the .zip) look OK, particularly the
> Boost.MPI tests?
> Is anyone else running regressions with MPI enabled? I'm not seeing
> any test under that name on either the trunk or release.

Is there anything in the normal test rules in Boost.Build that handles
updating the XML results? Boost.MPI (and the parallel parts of
Boost.Graph) have custom test running rules because they need to call a
wrapper program that is part of the MPI implementation to run their tests.
It could be that this custom rule (mpi-test from
tools/build/v2/tools/mpi.jam) does not have all of the features of the
normal test rule. From my looking through testing.jam and mpi.jam,
testing.jam produces XML output around line 272 in the SVN HEAD, while
mpi.jam does not mention XML at all.

-- Jeremiah Willcock

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