Bug 596734 - gawk testsuite fails
Summary: gawk testsuite fails
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gawk   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Jan Zeleny
QA Contact: David Kutálek
Depends On: 522235
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Reported: 2010-05-27 12:10 UTC by David Kutálek
Modified: 2010-11-10 20:24 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: gawk-3.1.7-4.el6
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Clone Of: 522235
Last Closed: 2010-11-10 20:24:28 UTC
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Description David Kutálek 2010-05-27 12:10:46 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #522235 +++

The following tests fail in gawk test suite:

double1 and double2 fail on 64bit archs (ppc64, s390x, and x86_64)
intformat fails on x86_64

This indicates that the results of certain numeric computations can differ across platforms, in certain rare cases.

This is not a serious obstacle in real-life, though.

Moreover, "make check" does not set an exit code, even though some tests fail; this is more serious as it might cause serious breakage to be overseen.

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-27 15:35:55 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 2 Jan Zeleny 2010-05-28 07:57:34 UTC
Failing tests pointed to an error in gawk when handling long integers. It is fixed. As for return code of test suite - I believe it is a feature, the test suite doesn't seem to be meant as automated tool.

Comment 6 David Kutálek 2010-06-03 08:14:01 UTC
There is still some problems, only on s390x, in libsisegv:

make  check-TESTS
make[3]: Entering directory `/root/upstream-testsuite/manualne/gawk-3.1.7/libsigsegv/tests'
SKIP: sigsegv1
SKIP: sigsegv2
SKIP: sigsegv3
Starting recursion pass 1.
/bin/sh: line 5:   947 Segmentation fault      (core dumped) ${dir}$tst
FAIL: stackoverflow1
SKIP: stackoverflow2
1 of 1 test failed
(4 tests were not run)
make[3]: *** [check-TESTS] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/upstream-testsuite/manualne/gawk-3.1.7/libsigsegv/tests'
make[2]: *** [check-am] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/upstream-testsuite/manualne/gawk-3.1.7/libsigsegv/tests'
make[1]: *** [check-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/upstream-testsuite/manualne/gawk-3.1.7/libsigsegv'
make: *** [check-recursive] Error 1

Jan, please can you inspect?

Comment 7 Jan Zeleny 2010-06-03 09:03:13 UTC
Gawk is compiled without libsigsegv support. Could it be the reason of that error? I believe it could.

Comment 8 Jan Zeleny 2010-06-04 09:29:22 UTC
I tried to investigate it further, but I have only limited knowledge of autotools, so I wasn't able to find anything. For all I know, libsigsegv isn't compiled in gawk and thus all its tests should be excluded from test suite.

Comment 9 David Kutálek 2010-06-14 10:13:09 UTC
Ok, the problem was in fact caused by my testing script.
Now it is running the testsuite without libsigsegv and also on s390 is now passing.

Comment 11 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 20:24:28 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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