[Lldb-commits] [PATCH] D24629: Allow for tests to be disabled at runtime

Pavel Labath via lldb-commits lldb-commits at lists.llvm.org
Fri Sep 16 03:49:02 PDT 2016

labath added a comment.

I don't think this is a totally bad idea. In fact we already had something like this (nobody used it though), before it was removed in  https://reviews.llvm.org/rL255040. If it goes in, we might start using it actually -- e.g., currently we have watchpoint tests which fail on some devices which do not support watchpoints. There is no reasonable thing we can base the expectation as the exact same device with a different cpu revision could support watchpoints just fine, so we could just define the list of these tests externally (in this case, I would probably annotate them with the `watchpoint` category and then do the skips based on categories instead).

That said, I do have slightly mixed feelings about it, as it is increasing the complexity of an already complex system, and there are other possible ways to solve the watchpoint problem (have the tests detect whether the device supports watchpoints, and self-skip when appropriate).

Comment at: packages/Python/lldbsuite/test/dotest.py:803
@@ +802,3 @@
+    if configuration.skip_files:
+        import re
+        for file_regexp in configuration.skip_files:
We should just `import re` at top level. A lot of tests already do that, so it's not likely it will break anyone.


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