[lldb-dev] lldb inline tests and Makefiles

Jonathan Roelofs jonathan at codesourcery.com
Fri Dec 12 17:50:33 PST 2014

On 12/12/14 4:35 PM, Zachary Turner wrote:
> lldb inline tests seem to generate their own Makefile and then clean it up
> after they're done.  lldb\test\lang\objc\objc-runtime-ivars seems to have a
> Makefile checked into the repo.  So when I run the test suite, it deletes
> this repo and creates an annoyance every time I go to commit a changelist
> I'm working on, because I have to remember to undo the fact that this file
> is about to get deleted from the repo.
> What's the correct thing to do here?  Should we: a) Remove this Makefile
> from the repo and rely on the inline test to generate it, b) Only do
> something in CleanMakefile() if BuildMakefile() was previously called?
>   (this isn't the case for me locally, since all of these tests are disabled
> on Windows, but the cleanup isn't behind a similar check), c) some
> combinatino of the above?
It would be extremely nice if building & testing didn't modify or create any 
files in the directory checked out from svn/git.  Having that makes it a bit 
easier to provide build reproducibility guarantees on shipped toolchains.


> Would appreciate some assistance, as this is very annoying to keep having
> the test suite modify my in-progress CLs.
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