LFS 6.1.1: glibc test fails

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Wed May 10 00:27:19 PDT 2006

Angel Tsankov wrote:
>>>> The glibc page (in LFS 6.1.1) does in fact list several tests that 
>>>> are known to fail.
> Honestly, I cannot figure out which tests you are talking about. I 
> looked both at section 5.6 and 6.11.

Pasted directly from section 6.11...

  Test the results:

make -k check >glibc-check-log 2>&1
grep Error glibc-check-log

The Glibc test suite is highly dependent on certain functions of the 
host system, in particular the kernel. In general, the Glibc test suite 
is always expected to pass. However, in certain circumstances, some 
failures are unavoidable. This is a list of the most common issues:


       The math tests sometimes fail when running on systems where the 
CPU is not a relatively new genuine Intel or authentic AMD. Certain 
optimization settings are also known to be a factor here.

       The gettext test sometimes fails due to host system issues. The 
exact reasons are not yet clear.

       If you have mounted the LFS partition with the noatime option, 
the atime test will fail. As mentioned in Section 2.4, "Mounting the New 
Partition", do not use the noatime option while building LFS.

       When running on older and slower hardware, some tests can fail 
because of test timeouts being exceeded.

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