[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 2/3] test-pkg: test a subset of toolchains by default, add -a and -n options

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Sun Mar 25 19:06:22 UTC 2018


On Sun, 25 Mar 2018 10:50:18 +0200, Yann E. MORIN wrote:

> > Note that the list of toolchains (built in the "toolchains" shell
> > variable) is no longer sorted. Indeed, when the first N toolchains are
> > tested, we want them to be tested in the same order as they are listed
> > in the CSV file, as we are careful to order them in an interesting
> > order. We only sort when all toolchains are tested.  
> I don't understand why you want to test them in the order they are
> listed... I understand that you want them to be _selected_ in the order
> they appear, yes. But tested? See below...

Well, the first 7 toolchains are kind of listed in the order of
importance, so it makes more sense to *test* the most important
toolchain first, so if it fails, you can abort there, investigate, and
then restart the test.

But that's not a strong opinion, so if you disagree with this, I don't
care that much if the toolchains are tested in alphabetic ordering.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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