[libcxx-dev] How to execute cross-compiled libcxx tests on a remote target?

Dominik Montada via libcxx-dev libcxx-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu May 28 03:19:22 PDT 2020

Hi Louis,

I saw that you were the one who implemented the new testing system for 
libcxx, so I figured that you might be able to help me out with my problem.

I'm working on a downstream target and we're now in the process of 
adding support for libcxx. We would like to leverage the existing libcxx 
test suite to make sure that the implementation is working correctly. 
The problem is that our target is a bare-metal target and we need to 
cross-compile the tests and execute them remotely. There isn't really 
any documentation for how to do it, but I came across an old email 
thread from 2015 which said to implement an executor and use that. 
However, it seems like those executors are not used with the new test 
format any longer (except for a check whether to use `run.py` or `ssh.py`).

Also, in the original Phabricator review where you first introduced the 
new format, you said:

 >As a side effect of this design, configuration files for the test 
suite can be as simple as:
 >config.substitutions.append(('%{cxx}', '<path-to-compiler>'))
 >config.substitutions.append(('%{compile_flags}', '<flags>'))
 >config.substitutions.append(('%{link_flags}', '<flags>'))
 >config.substitutions.append(('%{exec}', '<script-to-execute>'))
 >This should allow storing lit.cfg files for various configurations 
directly in the repository

However I'm not sure what exactly I need to do here. Do I need to write 
my own `lit.site.cfg` and point CMake to it? If possible I'd like to 
reuse the default- and auto-generated config as much as possible.

We have a script which can execute a cross-compiled binary on our remote 
target. I just want the test suite to call this script. Could you give 
me some help on what I need to do to make this work?



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