[LLVMdev] Proposal for improving the llvm nightly tester

Dale Johannesen dalej at apple.com
Fri Apr 4 21:57:54 PDT 2008

My main complaints about the nightly tester are:
Loading the web pages is waaay tooo sllooooow
The information provided is not terribly useful for tracking down  
bugs.  What bug fixers need is environment+command line options  
adequate to reproduce the problem.  Access to the run logs would be a  
good start.

On Apr 4, 2008, at 9:22 PM, Rajika Kumarasiri wrote:

> hi all,
> After having some discussions in the IRC, I am trying here to come  
> up with a proposal for GSoC 2008 for improving the llvm nightly  
> tester[1].Following are the ideas and suggestions that came up in  
> the discussion, if you have  any comment  or any other suggestion  
> please add them to the list. I have some doubts in some places.
> 1.  Improvements to the perl script which manage actual testing (./ 
> util/NewNightlyTest.pl)
>      (a).  compiling llvm-gcc
>      (b).  allowing someone to use an existing tree versus checking  
> out a new one
> 2.  The improvements to the email that get sent to the llvm- 
> testresults
>       (a). finding a point in time where some test failed
>       (b). comparing two different sets of test results that aren't  
> just 2 days apart
>   here if you have any suggestions which help someone analysis test  
> results would be grateful.
> 3. Running llvm testsuite for all targets, target variants and  
> operating systems(using an simulator for hardware which is not  
> available) ex:gcc project's compile farm [2]
> 4. Running Fortran,  Ada, C/C++/ObjC tests as well with test results  
> emailed to the llvm-testresults.
> Most of the server side and the database design has already done by  
> "tonic"(IRC nickname at #llvm), so suggestions regarding others  
> would be important, so that we have a fully featured nightly  
> tester .And finally all the php scripts need to be updated according  
> to the required new features.
> Thanks in advance. Please add your comments.!
> Regards,
> -Rajika
> [1] - http://llvm.org/nightlytest/
> [2] - http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/CompileFarm
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