LFS 6.1.1: glibc test fails

Angel Tsankov fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg
Wed May 10 00:39:53 PDT 2006


>>>>>
>>>>> 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.

Well, do you think that a Celeron at 2.56GHz with 512MB of RAM is slow or older machine?!



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