John Keeping <> writes:

> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 08:04:10PM +0200, Thomas Rast wrote:
>> John Keeping <> writes:
>> > On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 07:35:01PM +0530, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
>> >> On a related note, one place that IO parallelism can provide massive
>> >> benefits is in executing shell scripts.  Accordingly, I always use the
>> >> following commands to compile and test git respectively:
>> >> 
>> >>     make -j 8 CFLAGS="-g -O0 -Wall"
>> >>     make -j 8 DEFAULT_TEST_TARGET=prove GIT_PROVE_OPTS="-j 16" test
>> >> 
>> >> i.e. always use 8 threads when the task is known to be CPU intensive,
>> >> and always use 16 threads when the task is known to be IO intensive.
>> >
>> > On this tangent, I recently added a TEST_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY line to my
>> > config.mak which points into a tmpfs mount.  Keeping all of the test
>> > repositories in RAM makes the tests significantly faster for me and
>> > works nicely when you have the patches in jk/test-output (without those
>> > patches the individual tests work but the reporting of aggregate results
>> > doesn't).
>> But that's been possible for quite some time now, using --root, or am I
>> missing something?
> No, I was the one missing something (--root to be precise).  But with
> TEST_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY you also get the result files in your temporary
> location, not just the trash directory.

With your patch, doesn't "tXXXX-*.sh --root $there" automatically
use the fast $there temporary location as the result depot, too?
If it doesn't with the current code, shouldn't it?
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