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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:48:24 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: musl CI?

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 01:04:07PM +0100, Leah Neukirchen wrote:
> Rich Felker <> writes:
> > The topic of CI for testing came up on #musl today, and although it's
> > not something I want to be responsible for running, it does sound very
> > good to have. We noted that libc-test currently has tests that are
> > failing and expected to fail, and that this is normal and not cause
> > for disabling tests, but it did suggest to me a methodology that seems
> > more appropriate than checking whether tests succeed: checking for
> > differences in test output (as well as other things, like symbol
> > table) vs suitable baselines like last release or last run.
> The tool abidiff from libabigail may be useful for that:

I seem to recall it coming up before and finding it overkill. Not
objecting if anyone wants to setup something using it and can, but
IIRC nsz has a simple ABI dumper too based on C++ name mangling, and
just the symbol table itself (without any info on further ABI for the
symbols) can be done with nm -D.


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