[swift-dev] smoke test not very smoky?

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Wed Oct 19 12:17:03 CDT 2016

on Wed Oct 19 2016, Jordan Rose <swift-dev-AT-swift.org> wrote:

>> On Oct 19, 2016, at 9:44, Dave Abrahams via swift-dev <swift-dev at swift.org> wrote:
>> on Wed Oct 19 2016, Dave Abrahams <swift-dev-AT-swift.org <http://swift-dev-at-swift.org/>> wrote:
>>> It still seems like, for a smoke test, we're doing way too much work.
>>> This appears to be much more than what I get from build-script -t when
>>> I run tests locally.  Maybe I'm misunderstanding the intended role of
>>> our smoke tests, but since nobody is correcting me, I'm betting not.
> Even smoke tests should run the validation tests…

What's the point of distinguishing validation from other tests if even
the smoke tests run them?

>> Someone wrote to me privately:
>>  "buildbot_linux_1404" preset used in Linux smoke test contains
>>  "--long-test".
>> This seems wrong to me.  Can we fix it?
> …but I could see "long tests" going either way.

Well, what is “smoke” supposed to mean?  If it requires running
validation tests and maybe even long tests, what is the “smoke test”
distinction *for*?


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