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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] stress.Mix problems -- should it prevent committing patches?
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2007 04:11:13 GMT

On Jan 8, 2007, at 11:37 AM, Rana Dasgupta wrote:

> On 1/7/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>> >What is in the backlog?
>> >I was testing on em64t dual core, and it failed there too.
> Which one failed in 64 bit mode? The basic stress.Mix or Weldon's  
> MegaSpawn?


Sounds like a bad movie :

"MegaSpawn II - Return of the Thread Flinger"

> And did it hang, or run out of memory? Running out of memory on  
> these 64 bit
> systems is not easy even under the conditions of this test.


haven't had a chance to go back and see really what was up...

>> I think we broke something basic.  By just ignoring it and continuing
>> >with commits that are related, it seems like we're going going to  
>> get
>> >in deeper trouble...
> I am a little confused too. The stress.Mix test can randomly land  
> up doing
> unbounded thread creation( as in Weldon's repro case )...and I  
> would think
> that it is not unreasonable to fail in such a case. The RI fails  
> too. But I
> don't understand how it never failed before.

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