[webkit-dev] Faster run-webkit-tests?
slewis at apple.com
Fri Jul 11 14:07:18 PDT 2008
At one point I was running multiple run-webkit-tests at the same time,
and for the most part it worked ok. There were a couple of gotchas.
1) Some tests depend on temporary files being created and then
deleted, and running multiple tests was interfering with that. I
believe this bug was fixed.
2) The http server for the http tests doesn't handle concurrent tests
very well. You would need to look at those tests and figure out what
needs to be done there.
Something else you can look at is running run-webkit-tests with the --
You can run that and see if it highlights any other issues. The last
time I ran with that flag (a while ago) there were a large number of
-- Stephanie Lewis
A final thought. If we did introduce simultaneous tests then run-
webkit-tests would lose some of its value, because the test would be
On Jul 10, 2008, at 7:58 PM, Dan Bernstein wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2008, at 5:11 PM, Refstrup, Jacob Grundtvig wrote:
>> Has anyone looked into making run-webkit-tests run faster by taking
>> advantage of multiple CPUs? E.g. my workstation is 8gb, with 2 x
>> dual core and I think it'd do just fine in running 4-8 tests
>> If there's no such work then I might start poking around.
> I am not aware of any current work. See <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10906
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