[llvm-dev] New contributor, `make test` not doing anything

Mehdi Amini via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Feb 9 12:20:03 PST 2016

You'll probably have better chance on the cfe-dev mailing-list
(LLVM-dev to BCC).


> On Feb 9, 2016, at 12:07 PM, Sidney San Martín via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org <mailto:llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>> wrote:
> I came to the recent LLVM/Clang hackathon and made a new checker for clang-tidy. I'm working on wrapping up and submitting my patch, and I can't seem to run the tests.
> - First, I followed the instructions at http://clang.llvm.org/hacking.html#testingNonWindows <http://clang.llvm.org/hacking.html#testingNonWindows>. I ran `make test` in my build directory, and also tried running `make` in the `test` subdirectory. They both exited in under a second with no output.
> - Then, I tried doing the same thing in the `tools/clang/tools/extra` subdirectory of my build directory, where clang-tidy lives. Same result.
> - Finally, I found http://clang.llvm.org/extra/clang-tidy/#testing-checks <http://clang.llvm.org/extra/clang-tidy/#testing-checks>. This explains how to create tests but not how to run them. I made a relatively wonky command line that seems to run my test successfully (along the lines of `PATH=$PATH:$BUILD_DIR/bin ./check_clang_tidy.py ../../test/clang-tidy/misc-my-check.cpp misc-my-check /tmp/foo.tmp`), but it doesn't feel right.
> What should I be doing instead?
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