[Mono-devel-list] make run-test broken in mcs/tests

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Wed Nov 17 22:22:17 EST 2004

Hello Hari,

harness.mk still has a problem, and I found the cause of the problem.
In harness.mk line 21, it tries to echo TEST_RUNTIME, but since
TEST_RUNTIME contains ";;" by config-default.make (unless we have

Right now I just removed that line locally. Maybe you can fix it?

Atsushi Eno

Raja R Harinath wrote:
> Hi,
> Marek Safar <marek.safar at seznam.cz> writes:
>>>I tried to do "make run-test" under mcs (under cygwin), but it
>>>resulted in a bunch of errors that are related to resource files.
>>>hari: maybe you would be able to fix it? It seems related to the
>>>new harness.mk.
>>Yes, I have the same problem. The problem is caused by new harness.mk
>>because it creates for every test file link to the original c# test
>>file. Unfortunately the behavior of this link file
>>is not same as on Linux because mcs tries to open "link" file instead of
>>original "cs" file. Probably some bug in BCL or cygwin.
>>But worse is that this test routine is really slow. Hari why do you have
>>to create these link files when you need just read from c# files ?
>>Eno: I can send you my changed harness.mk if you need it immediately.
> Thanks, Marek, for debugging this.  I create the links to avoid some
> work :-)
> Basically, the idea was to allow 'make run-test' to take advantage of
> parallel makes.  I wanted to take it one more step and allow 'make
> run-test's from multiple profiles to be run in parallel.  That means we
> shouldn't create any object files in the tests/ directory, but in a
> profile-specific directory.  The problem is that we "don't know" the
> extension of the file to be created (see below), and so we can't use
> /out:.
> File-specific '// Compiler options:' comments can be used to generate
> dll or .netmodule instead of .exe.  We can grovel through the compiler
> options and figure out the extension, but I wanted to avoid this work.
> Anyway, will fix this one soon.
> - Hari
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