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Re: [perl #129933] [PATCH] t/uni/overload.t: Skip hanging test onFreeBSD

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Dave Mitchell
October 24, 2016 10:37
Re: [perl #129933] [PATCH] t/uni/overload.t: Skip hanging test onFreeBSD
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On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 04:56:06PM -0700, James E Keenan via RT wrote:
> Dan, I mostly retract the above.  On FreeBSD-10.3 I have never had a
> 'make test' failure due to this test.  However, just now, I ran this
> test by itself first with your patch and then with the crucial line from
> your patch commented out.

Personally I think the test should be removed completely. It is a test
that is *expected* to SEGV. This means that now on the stderr of a typical
perl build, you get this alarming output:

    sh: line 1:  5106 Segmentation fault      (core dumped) /home/davem/perl5/git/bleed/perl "-I../lib" "tmp5097A" 2>&1

Normally one peruses stderr to look for problems in the build - this is
a scary false positive.

A walk of a thousand miles begins with a single step...
then continues for another 1,999,999 or so.

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