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Re: FYI, (brand new?) test-lock failure on Darwin, via nixos/hydra

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: FYI, (brand new?) test-lock failure on Darwin, via nixos/hydra
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:31:08 +0100

Bruno Haible wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> At least on darwin, using the very latest from gnulib,
>>   http://hydra.nixos.org/build/1731154
>> that shows how grep's gnulib-tests exposed one failure:
>> building test-lock.log
>> FAIL: test-lock
> And the test's log [1] says:
>   FAIL: test-lock (exit: 134)
>   ===========================
>   Starting test_lock ... OK
>   Starting test_rwlock ...
> Since on this platform the glthread/lock's gl_rwlock_t is the same as
> pthread_rwlock_t, it means that one of the functions
>   pthread_rwlock_init
>   pthread_rwlock_rdlock
>   pthread_rwlock_wrlock
>   pthread_rwlock_unlock
>   pthread_rwlock_destroy
> must have failed. Possibly because the machine was too loaded.
> I don't know what a program could reasonably do when it wants to
> acquire a lock and the OS function to do so fails. Therefore the
> test simply aborts in this case.

Thanks for investigating.

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