[LLVMdev] Linux x86 testers needed!

Tanya M. Lattner tonic at nondot.org
Thu Jun 5 12:00:43 PDT 2008

> I've run the test last night to see how long it takes, and I can
> afford to cronjob it for the night.


> I didn't quite realize it would automatically send the report, but
> it did [1] and there are a few test failure from the
> Frontend{C,C++} directories.  I suppose this is because I have
> llvm-gcc4.0 2.1 installed, which might need to be upgraded.  Is
> there a specific version of llvm-gcc that is prefered for nightly
> tests?  Shall I go with the latest stable one?  4.0 or 4.2?

llvm-gcc4.0 is no longer supported, use llvm-gcc4.2. Please keep in mind 
that you need to keep llvm-gcc in sync with llvm (same revision number).

> What does -enable-linscan do?  It's not referenced anywhere in
> NewNightlyTest.pl, but it's given as example in [2].

Its an option to enable linear scan register allocator. It probably wasn't 
default when the docs were written.

> I will also take the freedom to disable the nightly test if I need
> the CPU cycles for something else during a night.



> jlh
> [1] http://llvm.org/nightlytest/test.php?machine=288&night=6315
> [2] http://llvm.org/docs/TestingGuide.html#nightly
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