Regression testing

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at
Tue Mar 22 15:44:02 UTC 2005

>>>>> "MAH" == Mike A Harris <mharris at> writes:

MAH> The openssh tests also consume 99.9% of all CPUs even in 8way
MAH> boxes, and do this for like 16 hours straight.

Are they broken or just very thorough?  Is there a reasonable subset
that could be run in a reasonable amount of time that would still make
sure that, say, the compiler didn't miscompile some bit of code?

Having a test suite that takes two weeks to run on a box that a mere
mortal might own seems counterproductive, if the goal is to have mere
mortals running it.

 - J<

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