LFS 6.1.1: glibc test fails

Angel Tsankov fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg
Wed May 10 00:58:09 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.

:)) OK, thanks for your patience!



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