[Lldb-commits] [lldb] r107357 - in /lldb/trunk/test: array_types/TestArrayTypes.py class_types/TestClassTypes.py help/TestHelp.py

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Wed Jun 30 18:34:43 PDT 2010

On Jun 30, 2010, at 5:40 PM, Daniel Dunbar wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Johnny Chen <johnny.chen at apple.com> wrote:
>> Author: johnny
>> Date: Wed Jun 30 19:18:39 2010
>> New Revision: 107357
>> URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=107357&view=rev
>> Log:
>> Added some delay (100 ms) after executing each 'command interpreter' command;
>> this seems to alleviate the intermittent failure observed while running the
>> whole test suite.
> I would strongly recommend not going down this road. There are two big
> problems with adding arbitrary timeouts:
> 1. They are never "exactly right", and it is always possible that a
> loaded machine or some other hickup will give sporadic test failures.
> This is a real bane for automated testing, as it makes it hard to
> generate reliable reports that people will pay attention to.
> 2. Because most of the time the timeouts aren't needed, they end up
> making the test suite a lot slower than it needs to be.

Also: 3. This is probably papering over a race condition or some other serious bug that will continue to manifest.  It would be much better to track the real problem down and fix it.


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