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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] Trunk testing (general) and MSVC11
From: Tom Kent (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-08-23 09:01:00

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:05 AM, Christoph Macheiner
<christoph.macheiner_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I am trying to setup a trunk test runner for MSVC11, and I have a few
> issues:

I've also got one of these coming up...its hacking through the first run.

> - The website states about 5gb of disk space, so I used a spare machine but
> ran out of disk space after 32gb used. So should that be 50gb?

Yeah, the page should say 10GB for POSIX systems 50GB for windows. I
don't know if this is an error, but its been much larger than 5GB for

> - How are the MSVC testers handling crashes (of which I had several during
> this first run)? By default, the JIT-debugger kicks in with a message box
> which is obviously not good for an unattended run.

Its annoying that they popup, but it doesn't seem to affect the
tests...I'm assuming that the tester gets the errror code or just
times out when this happens.

> - Even on a quite modern machine (quad-core processor, enough RAM),
> "performance" is rather poor. I know this is quite a general statement, but
> without further ado, did anybody look into this? The above-mentioned
> out-of-disk occured after about 7 hours, with the tests obviously still not
> finished. Point is, I can spare the night on my dev rigs, but if the tests
> take longer than say, 8 hours, I am out of luck. Especially when I want to
> test 32-bit and 64-bit.

My VMs usually take ~12hrs to do the first build. After that, I set
the --incremental flag and I get runs in 1.5-4hrs.

> BTW: The trunk summary on is broken ("Error extracting file: The
> end of the ZIP archive was encountered prematurely."). I have no idea if my
> unfinished test did upload something and caused this (which still wouldn't
> really be my fault anyway, just saying).
> Best regards, Christoph.
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