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Re: ATF tests still failing to complete within 2 hours on amd64

On Sat, Dec 03, 2011 at 04:27:56PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
 > > >>Well, if it's broken we should certainly try to fix it. That
 > > >>said, even if it's not broken, I think three failures in 10,000
 > > >>is too high for production use... at least if the failure causes
 > > >>a panic at boot time. Particularly a panic at boot time when new
 > > >>users are trying to boot the installer for the first time.
 > > >
 > > >I can't see why.  One in 3,333 times, the test falses positive,
 > > >the machine reboots, and comes back up running normally.
 > > 
 > > There's a big difference between "panic" and "reboots and comes back
 > > up running normally".  Which is it?
 > There is?  Why?

Well, for example, when I hit it, it dropped into ddb, then (perhaps
because it was too early in boot for ddb to function properly) wedged
itself until anita timed out.

David A. Holland

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