[webkit-dev] Tests that fail across different architectures

Nikolas Zimmermann zimmermann at physik.rwth-aachen.de
Fri Oct 8 09:21:07 PDT 2010

Am 08.10.2010 um 18:16 schrieb Martin Robinson:

> The GTK+ port runs layout tests on both a x86_64 and i386 operating
> system installations. We have a growing list of tests that generate
> different expected results between achitectures. These are almost all
> SVG tests. Last night tests were added that even have different
> results between our debug and release bots.
> Here's an example of a failure:
> http://build.webkit.org/results/GTK%20Linux%2064-bit%20Debug/r69399%20(14499)/svg/custom/relative-sized-inner-svg-pretty-diff.html
> Tests that depend on this amount of precision are very sensitive to
> rounding differences between architectures and library versions. I'm
> just curious what the approach should be that isn't skipping these
> tests. Perhaps a fudge factor in the output?

Hi Martin,

we just switched over to a platform independant way to dump circles,  
rect, ellipses etc.
Paths are prepared, but the switch is not fully done yet. I'm working  
on a patch, that rounds the results for each command & coordinate-pair  
in the path debug string output.
This will hopefully resolve the issue!


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