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Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 22:41:18 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: cluts daily reports 8/19

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 04:11:02AM +0200, Luka Marčetić wrote:
> Hey.
> I've contacted Rich via IRC to ask about pthread_eintr.
> Specifically, what pthread_* functions make syscalls. I asked
> because I was surprised to find out most of my tests were for noth.

I'm not sure what you mean...

> Turns out there are only about 4 for which I haven't written tests
> (about 2 written). But then Rich implied the task itself is low
> priority with his question about my will to finish the test. Rich,
> maybe you meant to imply that I should start doing tests before I
> complete the incomplete ones? I'd wish you'd tell me these things
> explicitly.

On August 10 -- that's more than a week ago -- I gave you a list of 5
areas to prioritize, in order. Further work on the EINTR tests falls
under #4 on that list, but you've spent more than a week focused on
that and done very little on #1-3. Every time I've communicated with
you since then, I've been asking you to follow the priority list I
gave you, and furthermore not to spend all your time on one thing.
It's not that the EINTR tests are useless (although you've certainly
covered the most important ones already); it's that you're spending
disproportionate amounts of time on them when there's A LOT else to be

Think of your work on GSoC as painting a portrait and yourself as the
artist. If a deadline were approaching and you kept adding details on
the nose without ever addressing the fact that the ears were lopsided
and the eyes and mouth hadn't even been started, how could anyone
evaluate your work?


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