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On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Tianyin Xu <tixu@stripped> wrote:
> Hi, Guilhem,
> Thanks a lot for the explanation!
> So mysql-test/t is a subset of mysql-test/suite, am I right?
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM, Guilhem Bichot
> <guilhem.bichot@stripped> wrote:
>> Tianyin Xu a écrit, On 12/12/2012 08:52:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I want to take the advantage of the existing MySQL test suite to do
>>> some specific testing.
>>> According to the manual, the test suite is located in the mysql-test
>>> directory (under the install root directory).
>>> What confused me is that there're two different test suite directories
>>> there -- (1) mysql-test/t and (2) mysql-test/suite.
>>> It seems that when executing
>>> it would execute the tests under "suite" directory, but the examples
>>> in README, e.g.,
>>> #mysql-test-run --extern alias analyze
>>> the "alias" and "analyze" refer to the test cases in the "t" directory.
>>> Could anyone tell me what's the different between the tests in these
>>> two directory? Which is doing what?
>> In the beginning there was only mysql-test/t. Then MySQL developers felt the
>> need to organize tests in suites, so they created mysql-test/suite, which
>> has one sub directory per suite.
>> If you simply run mysql-test-run it will print
>> "Using suites:
>> these are the suites which it tests by default.
>> "main" is special: it means the tests in mysql-test/t.
>> You can specify what suites you want:
>> ./mtr --suite=main,binlog
> Tianyin XU,
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