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Re: random test failures in rc9 with the servers file

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 12:22:46 +0200

Jens Seidel wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 02:23:43PM -0700, David Glasser wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 2:22 PM, David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> wrote:
>>> When running (parallel) tests on rc9, I'm getting very sporadic failures like:
>>> subversion/libsvn_subr/config_file.c:460: (apr_err=200002)
>>> svn: /home/glasser/Scratch/sign-svn/subversion-1.5.0-rc9-gz/subversion/tests/cmdline/svn-test-work/local_tmp/config/servers:1:
>>> Section header expected
>>> Could this be related to r31051? And is anyone else seeing this?
>> Er, ignore the bit about r31051 because it isn't in 1.5.x. But the
>> issue still exists.
> I remembered yesterday valgrind, a simple to use memory checker and
> started the subversion client under it (manual interactions). Maybe it
> would be an option to start also the tests with valgrind?
> It may be slow but it normally detects many errors.
> I was really disappointed as I didn't noticed any error with it :-)

For valgrind to actually do something useful with Subversion you have to
compile APR with pool debugging enabled, so that pool allocation calls
are converted to malloc's -- valgrind otherwise can't make sense of the
pool allocators.

-- Brane

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