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

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Dan Collins
October 24, 2016 13:28
Re: [perl #129933] [PATCH] t/uni/overload.t: Skip hanging test onFreeBSD
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This seems reasonable. I had expected "fresh_perl" to hide those failures,
but that seems to be /very/ platform dependent. Let's just skip that test

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:37 AM, Dave Mitchell via RT <> wrote:

> 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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