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On Tue, 06 Oct 2009, Ryan Hill wrote:
> [... separate testing flag/feature for
> complicated/long/somehwat broken test suites ...]
>  http://bugs.gentoo.org/287722
I agree. However, some of the cases aren't quite clear-cut. Take,
for example fftw. Its test suite takes about half an hour on a
modern machine (or so the ebuild claims). That's still several
times the normal build time. And in the case of slower arches,
the time can skyrocket: even on our quad-cpu Alpha dev machine
(definitely on the beefy end), the test suite takes over three
Bottom line: at least for the build time, some sort of guideline
("increases buildtime by more than a factor of X or more than Y
minutes") might be useful. The same goes for ballooning
I think the "breaks a lot" is more clear cut, and "causes
security problems" definitely is.
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