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2008-02-02Sane use of test_expect_failureJunio C Hamano
Originally, test_expect_failure was designed to be the opposite of test_expect_success, but this was a bad decision. Most tests run a series of commands that leads to the single command that needs to be tested, like this: test_expect_{success,failure} 'test title' ' setup1 && setup2 && setup3 && what is to be tested ' And expecting a failure exit from the whole sequence misses the point of writing tests. Your setup$N that are supposed to succeed may have failed without even reaching what you are trying to test. The only valid use of test_expect_failure is to check a trivial single command that is expected to fail, which is a minority in tests of Porcelain-ish commands. This large-ish patch rewrites all uses of test_expect_failure to use test_expect_success and rewrites the condition of what is tested, like this: test_expect_success 'test title' ' setup1 && setup2 && setup3 && ! this command should fail ' test_expect_failure is redefined to serve as a reminder that that test *should* succeed but due to a known breakage in git it currently does not pass. So if git-foo command should create a file 'bar' but you discovered a bug that it doesn't, you can write a test like this: test_expect_failure 'git-foo should create bar' ' rm -f bar && git foo && test -f bar ' This construct acts similar to test_expect_success, but instead of reporting "ok/FAIL" like test_expect_success does, the outcome is reported as "FIXED/still broken". Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-11-06upload-pack: Use finish_{command,async}() instead of waitpid().Johannes Sixt
upload-pack spawns two processes, rev-list and pack-objects, and carefully monitors their status so that it can report failure to the remote end. This change removes the complicated procedures on the grounds of the following observations: - If everything is OK, rev-list closes its output pipe end, upon which pack-objects (which reads from the pipe) sees EOF and terminates itself, closing its output (and error) pipes. upload-pack reads from both until it sees EOF in both. It collects the exit codes of the child processes (which indicate success) and terminates successfully. - If rev-list sees an error, it closes its output and terminates with failure. pack-objects sees EOF in its input and terminates successfully. Again upload-pack reads its inputs until EOF. When it now collects the exit codes of its child processes, it notices the failure of rev-list and signals failure to the remote end. - If pack-objects sees an error, it terminates with failure. Since this breaks the pipe to rev-list, rev-list is killed with SIGPIPE. upload-pack reads its input until EOF, then collects the exit codes of the child processes, notices their failures, and signals failure to the remote end. - If upload-pack itself dies unexpectedly, pack-objects is killed with SIGPIPE, and subsequently also rev-list. The upshot of this is that precise monitoring of child processes is not required because both terminate if either one of them dies unexpectedly. This allows us to use finish_command() and finish_async() instead of an explicit waitpid(2) call. The change is smaller than it looks because most of it only reduces the indentation of a large part of the inner loop. Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>