On 27/11/2019 09.50, Thomas Huth wrote:
> On 25/11/2019 11.28, Alex Bennée wrote:
>> Alex Bennée <alex.ben...@linaro.org> writes:
>>> Thomas Huth <th...@redhat.com> writes:
>>>> Travis recently added build hosts for arm64, ppc64le and s390x, so
>>>> this is a welcome addition to our Travis testing matrix.
>>>> Unfortunately, the builds are running in quite restricted LXD
>>>> containers
>>>> there, for example it is not possible to create huge files there (even
>>>> if they are just sparse), and certain system calls are blocked. So we
>>>> have to change some tests first to stop them failing in such
>>>> environments.
>>> <snip>
>>>>    iotests: Skip test 060 if it is not possible to create large files
>>>>    iotests: Skip test 079 if it is not possible to create large files
>>> It seems like 161 is also failing:
>>>    https://travis-ci.org/stsquad/qemu/jobs/615672478
>> And sometimes 249
> These must be intermittent problems ... I've seen 161 failing once at
> the very beginning of my tests, but then never again, so I assumed that
> it was a quirk with the test system that got fixed later. Seems like
> that was a wrong assumption. I've never seen 249 failing so far... I'll
> try to do some more tests when I've got some spare time...

It's not intermittent, it's a problem with "dist: bionic". It seems to
work fine with "dist: xenial", as far as I can tell. So I think we
should simply stick with "dist: xenial" for the ppc64le builder unless
someone has a ppc64le bionic system at hand for debugging.


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