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Re: Hanging tests mergeinfo-test.exe 12, 15 and skel-test.exe 4 on WinXP with VS2010 release build

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 17:48:39 +0200

Johan Corveleyn wrote on Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 09:46:00 +0100:
> On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 11:45 PM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> > Johan Corveleyn wrote on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 15:35:21 +0100:
> >> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 3:14 AM, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> [...]
> >>
> >> > Now, I have pinpointed the exact revision where the problems start for
> >> > me. It's r1338286, where Bert enabled whole program optimizations for
> >> > release builds, in the vcnet_vcxproj.ezt file.
> >> >
> >> > Maybe I'm running into some compiler bug (that has since been fixed in
> >> > SP1), related to whole program optimization. I'll try installing SP1
> >> > (but not right now, it's past 3 am now :-)) and see what happens.
> >>
> >> Finally got around to it, and indeed, the problem is solved when I use
> >> VC2010 SP1. Test suite is running smoothly, and both
> >> mergeinfo-test.exe and skel-test.exe have already succeeded.
> >>
> >> Now I finally have a good developer environment again, phew.
> >>
> >> Conclusion: don't use VC2010 without SP1.
> >
> > Can we make the build scripts trap that condition? (and error out, or
> > disable whole-program optimisations)
>
> Good suggestion, but I have no idea really :-). I don't know enough
> about the build scripts and project settings, and gen-make stuff etc
> ...
>

I don't know about conditionals in .vcproj files, but I assume it would
at least be possible to drop an #error directive guarded by an #if
directive on the compiler version.

> But maybe someone else here has the expertise to pull this off?
>
> --
> Johan
Received on 2012-11-11 16:49:21 CET

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