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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Jeff King <>
Cc: "SZEDER Gábor" <>,,
	"Johannes Schindelin" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] tests: make sure nested lazy prereqs work reliably
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:07:17 -0800
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Jeff King's message of "Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:58:24 -0500")

Jeff King <> writes:

> On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 08:04:13PM +0100, SZEDER Gábor wrote:
>> So to prevent nested prereqs from interfering with each other let's
>> evaluate each prereq in its own dedicated directory by appending the
>> prereq's name to the directory name, e.g. 'prereq-test-dir-SYMLINKS'.
>> In the test we check not only that the prereq test dir is still there,
>> but also that the inner prereq can't mess with the outer prereq's
>> files.
> That sounds reasonable. I do wonder, though, whether simply creating the
> prereq directory in the _current_ directory would be sufficient. Then
> you'd get prereq-test-dir/prereq-test-dir for a nested invocation. But
> the prereqs aren't supposed to care about which specific directory
> they're in.

True.  That does sound conceptually simpler.  As we've already seen
the patch, I do not mind too deeply either way, though.


      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-11-20  0:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-18 19:04 SZEDER Gábor
2020-11-18 19:04 ` [PATCH 2/2] tests: fix description of 'test_set_prereq' SZEDER Gábor
2020-11-18 20:00 ` [PATCH 1/2] tests: make sure nested lazy prereqs work reliably Junio C Hamano
2020-11-19 15:58 ` Jeff King
2020-11-19 17:56   ` Jeff King
2020-11-19 19:50     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-20  0:14       ` Jeff King
2020-11-20  0:17         ` [PATCH 1/4] t0000: keep clean-up tests together Jeff King
2020-11-20  0:20         ` [PATCH 2/4] t0000: run prereq tests inside sub-test Jeff King
2020-11-20  0:22         ` [PATCH 3/4] t0000: run cleaning test " Jeff King
2020-11-20  0:27         ` [PATCH 4/4] t0000: consistently use single quotes for outer tests Jeff King
2020-11-20  1:32         ` [PATCH 1/2] tests: make sure nested lazy prereqs work reliably Junio C Hamano
2020-11-20  0:07   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]

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