A little while ago, I was the brave soul tasked with making sure
Drizzle was working properly and passing all tests on Solaris and
OpenSolaris. Brian recently blogged about some of the
advantages of also running on Solaris and the SunStudio compilers
- more warnings from the compiler is a good thing. Many kudos
goes to Monty Taylor for being the brave soul who fixed most of
the compiler warnings (and for us, warnings=errors - so we have
to fix them) for the SunStudio compilers before I got to making
te tests work.
So, I got to the end of it all and got pointed to an OpenSolaris
x86 box where the drizzleslap test was timing out. The timeout
for tests is some amazingly long amount of time - 15 minutes. All
the drizzle-test-run tests are rather short tests.
To make running the tests quick, I usually LD_PRELOAD …[Read more]