Enache Adrian enache at rdslink.ro
Sun May 18 05:24:53 PDT 2003

On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:38:02PM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> So I really think the band of merry men we are talking about, if they
> can be interested, would do much more good if they would start out
> building functional and regression tests for our most critical
> facilities.
> I can't speak for the other heavy-duty guys in the project, but I
> would personally be _really_ _REALLY_ grateful if I could "cd
> /usr/src ; make test" and know that a significant fraction of our
> functionality worked if it returned a zero exit code.

My humble opinion on the subject:

The only sane principle will probably be
"no bugfix/modification without a regression test"

but I guess this isn't going to happen ...

My limited experience is with Perl's testsuite shaking bugs in
FreeBSD's libraries: bin/51535, bin/49087.

And with FreeBSD's malloc completely trashing the performance of any
realloc addicted program, like Perl.


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