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@@ -186,6 +186,22 @@ appropriately before running "make".
this feature by setting the GIT_TEST_CHAIN_LINT environment
variable to "1" or "0", respectively.
+--stress::
+--stress=<N>::
+ Run the test script repeatedly in multiple parallel jobs until
+ one of them fails. Useful for reproducing rare failures in
+ flaky tests. The number of parallel jobs is, in order of
+ precedence: <N>, or the value of the GIT_TEST_STRESS_LOAD
+ environment variable, or twice the number of available
+ processors (as shown by the 'getconf' utility), or 8.
+ Implies `--verbose -x --immediate` to get the most information
+ about the failure. Note that the verbose output of each test
+ job is saved to 't/test-results/$TEST_NAME.stress-<nr>.out',
+ and only the output of the failed test job is shown on the
+ terminal. The names of the trash directories get a
+ '.stress-<nr>' suffix, and the trash directory of the failed
+ test job is renamed to end with a '.stress-failed' suffix.
+
You can also set the GIT_TEST_INSTALLED environment variable to
the bindir of an existing git installation to test that installation.
You still need to have built this git sandbox, from which various
@@ -425,7 +441,8 @@ This test harness library does the following things:
- Creates an empty test directory with an empty .git/objects database
and chdir(2) into it. This directory is 't/trash
directory.$test_name_without_dotsh', with t/ subject to change by
- the --root option documented above.
+ the --root option documented above, and a '.stress-<N>' suffix
+ appended by the --stress option.
- Defines standard test helper functions for your scripts to
use. These functions are designed to make all scripts behave