LFS 6.1.1: glibc test fails

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Wed May 10 00:50:13 PDT 2006

>> 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?!

"Slow" compared to whatever machine it might take to pass those tests. 
:) In any case, it's not strange to have a test failure or two because 
of test timeouts even on newer computers, especially if you're using it 
for other stuff while building LFS.

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