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Re^4: OpenBSD/Perl 5.12.x/5.14.x module random test failures (Error 255)

by uG (Scribe)
on Jan 31, 2013 at 19:19 UTC ( #1016379=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: OpenBSD/Perl 5.12.x/5.14.x module random test failures (Error 255)
in thread OpenBSD/Perl 5.12.x/5.14.x module random test failures (Error 255)

The environmental variables that remain constant between the failures match what I used in my own test.

I also find it hard to believe that Bingos smoker VM can constantly change through OS's and submit PASSing test results for everything except OpenBSD occasinally if his VM indeed has bad memory. I suppose its possible, but it doesn't seem very likely.

It seems much more likely its some obscure bug in the Perl core, or with MakeMaker. If we knew what/why, it may be able to be worked around. But I will ask Bingos if he can do a memtest on his smoke machine and update.

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[stevieb]: ...you're testing is a test system itself. 10+ documented issues fixed, another half dozen found while fixing the original ones. I'm getting there...
[stevieb]: Then throw in changes to Windows that throws everything you trusted right out the window.
[shmem]: that's why it is called "Windows"
[stevieb]: shmem thanks for the 'insight' :P
[shmem]: good thing that Sun already took "OpenWindows", otherwise I'd not stop to shudder imagining an "OpenWindows" from MS
[shmem]: more garbage in, more garbage out that would be
[stevieb]: I found that win10 broke a C# library I was using for one project while enhancing tests for a Perl dist, which breaks other Perl dists, and I'm about to throw my hands up on berrybrew. win2k12 broke one thing, win10 breaks something...
[stevieb]: ...unrelated which requires replacing a lot of code and a whole lib. I'm about to go nix only ffs
[shmem]: stevieb: what you're doing sounds afwully complex. Too much for me this evening to provide brighter insight ;-)

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