[llvm-dev] TSAN hack on AArch64 for Android

Jason Kim via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Aug 28 09:31:36 PDT 2015

 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: Renato Golin [mailto:renato.golin at linaro.org]
> > TESTS!
 > >  Currently, about 2/3 tests for tsan fail/flake on android+aarch64.
 > > They aren't xfailed, because some of them are flaky, and thus
 > unexpectedly pass at times.
 > > So I decided to mark them as unsupported on android+aarch64, and thus
 > is "green".
 > So, if they currently pass on the production buildbots, you can't mark them
 > as unstable because of your patch, as that will mean your patch is making
 > them unstable, and we can't just make dozens of tests unstable for any
 > amount of features.

[ jasonk --> ] The tests, AFAIK, currently "pass" for a somewhat squiggly definition of "pass".
I get occasional fails on a local x86_64 build, w/o my patches.

 > If your patch introduces the instability, you'll have to fix them before

[ jasonk --> ] The instabilities were there to begin with, AFAIK. Some of the tests are run on a "deflake" regimen where they are repeated 10x, looking for a specific output.

 > commit. That's why I suggested splitting it into many small chunks, none of
 > which will leave the tree in an unstable state, because you'll have time to
 > look at each instability individually, and fix them before commit. The bots
 > will also be happier, and every one wins.

[ jasonk --> ]  Sorry, but I don't understand what you want here. The tests I touched are marked unsupported (i.e. won't be run at all) ONLY for aarch64-linux-androideabi. Is there something else you want? It should not impact any other configuration of TSAN/compiler-rt as-is. I also guard TSAN with a CMAKE variable so that it only gets built for aarch64 iff COMPILER_RT_FORCE_TSAN_AARCH64=1

 > cheers,
 > -renato 


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