Preparing for the next release: call for testing

Steve McIntyre steve at
Wed Jun 1 13:26:14 UTC 2016

On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 07:07:47PM +0300, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
>There is quite enough good stuff accumulated in strace.git
>since v4.11 so I think it's time to cut a new release.
>This is going to be the most tested strace released so far,
>with code coverage about 70% on x86_64.
>Still, there have been quite a few changes since v4.11 that could have
>caused regressions, so please test HEAD on all configurations you can.
>Assuming that toolchain is recent enough, current HEAD is also expected
>to pass "make check" when configured with --enable-gcc-Werror option.
>Judging by the test results I have, current HEAD (v4.11-797-gbb9d683)
>is expected to pass "make check" at least on the following architectures:
>x86_64, x86, x32, aarch64, arm eabi, alpha, hppa, ia64, mips o32,
>ppc, ppc64, s390, s390x, and sparc.
>Mike, v4.11-797-gbb9d683 passes tests on all boxes you gave me access to.
>Steve, according to,
>v4.11-797-gbb9d683 builds on all configurations and passes tests on all
>boxes except mips64el.  On mips64el, something must be severely broken
>to fail tests that way.  Unless somebody is going to look into this really
>soon, I'd rather not wait with the new release because of mips64el.

ACK, that's fair enough.

I never did get around to working out the last few test case failures
with 4.11 on s390x, so I'm happy with 4.12 I won't have to! :-)

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve at
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