RFR: 8015068 : (m) Use jtreg -exclude for problemlist.txt processing

Stuart Marks stuart.marks at oracle.com
Thu Aug 8 02:33:39 UTC 2013

On 8/7/13 6:44 PM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> On 08/07/2013 06:22 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>> It's good to see this logic going away. Also defaulting the output directory
>> to TEST_ROOT (= pwd) is an improvement.
> Aaargh.  If I read those words correctly, it's a horrible idea to set the
> output dir to TEST_ROOT -- because on reruns jtreg will have to scan the output
> files looking for new tests!

I liked the old behavior of the output dir being over in the build area. Not 
only does it avoid the problem that Jon mentions, but also, the build area is 
in the repo's .hgignore file. Thus all the generated files will be ignored by 
hg. If the generated files were to go under TEST_ROOT, it will cause "hg 
status" to run slowly and to produce voluminous output.


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