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Re: #29: Implement race condition tests

2010/8/31 Antti Kantee <>:
> On Mon Aug 30 2010 at 18:15:18 -0000, atf trac notification wrote:
>>  I kinda have an idea of what Antti means with "race condition tests", but
>>  every time I have tried to describe my understanding of matters I seem to
>>  be wrong. Would be nice to have a clear description of what this involves;
>>  in particular, what are the expectations from the framework and how should
>>  the feature be exposed.
>>  As of now, what I understand by "race condition test" is: a test case that
>>  exercises a race condition. The test case may finish without triggering
>>  the race, in which case it just exists with a successful status.
>>  Otherwise, if the race triggers, the test case gets stuck and times out.
>>  The result should be reported as an "expected failure" different from
>>  timeout.
> Yup.  Plus some atf-wide mechanism for the operator to supply some kind
> of guideline if the test should try to trigger the race for a second or
> for an hour.

Hi all,

for race condition tests, I would like the possibility of ATF running
a test more than one time in a row. I have a couple of examples, where
the failure would show up with a frequency of 1 in 50 or 100 runs.

On the other hand, if it doesn't fit to the ATF design &
implementaton, I could live without it.

Best regards,

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