[libvirt] [PATCHv2] build: add configure option to disable gnulib tests

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Mon Aug 12 16:03:00 UTC 2013

On 08/12/2013 06:36 AM, Peter Krempa wrote:
> On 08/02/13 23:08, Eric Blake wrote:
>> The gnulib testsuite is relatively stable - the only times it is
>> likely to have a test change from pass to fail is on a gnulib
>> submodule update or a major system change (such as moving from
>> Fedora 18 to 19, or other large change to libc).  While it is an
>> important test for end users on arbitrary machines (to make sure
>> that the portability glue works for their machine), it mostly
>> wastes time for development testing (as most developers aren't
>> making any of the major changes that would cause gnulib tests
>> to alter behavior).  Thus, it pays to make the tests optional
>> at configure time, defaulting to off for development, on for
>> tarballs, with autobuilders requesting it to be on.  It also
>> helps to allow a make-time override, via VIR_TEST_EXPENSIVE=[01]
>> (much the way automake sets up V=[01] for overriding the configure
>> time default of how verbose to be).

> ACK.

Thanks; pushed.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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