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Re: Running the test suite faster.

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2007-11-03 00:04:01 CET

David Summers <david@summersoft.fay.ar.us> writes:

> Assuming we still need the slow version in production code, could
> there be a test-suite option to use the fast one? I it currently
> taking my RPM test suite builds 4+? hours to complete the 3x2 tests
> they are currently doing. I was thinking of just configuring/building
> with the fast version, do the tests, and then rebuilding with the
> slow version but if there were test suite options to to this then that
> would be much better.

You could use an LD_PRELOAD library to intercept the open calls and
change /dev/random into /dev/urandom, this can also be used if you
want to use installed APR that is configured to use /dev/random.
Something like:

  Compile like so:
    gcc -rdynamic -fPIC -O2 -Wall -shared -o libxxxx.so xxxx.c -ldl
  Use like so:
    (export LD_PRELOAD=$PWD/libxxxx.so; make svnserveautocheck)
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <dlfcn.h>
#include <string.h>

int open(const char *pathname, int flags, mode_t mode)
        static int (*libc_open)(const char *, int, mode_t) = NULL;
        if (!libc_open) {
                void *handle = dlopen("libc.so.6", RTLD_LAZY);
                if (!handle) {
                        fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", dlerror());
                libc_open = dlsym(handle, "open");
                char *error = dlerror();
                if (error || !libc_open) {
                        fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", error ? error : "null!!");
        if (!strcmp(pathname, "/dev/random"))
                pathname = "/dev/urandom";
        return libc_open(pathname, flags, mode);

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