[webkit-dev] are fuzzer tests appropriate layout tests?

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Jun 13 15:56:15 PDT 2012

On Jun 13, 2012, at 1:32 PM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:

>> These tests regularly timeout on the Chromium debug bots and occasionally
>> timeout on the Apple Lion bots.
> WebKit has a clear policy about this: Tests must be fast enough not to time out. We can fix this issue by making these tests shorter. 
> I don't really see the connection to an abstract debate about fuzzers. Fuzzers can be short-running, and non-fuzzers can be long-running.

Also, if a fuzzer is deterministic (which it should be, if it's going to be in LayoutTests), there is probably a fairly mechanical way to split it into multiple faster tests.

 - Maciej

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