Those tests are typically used by people developing the mysqld server.
The packages distributed have already had the tests ran on them. I'm
not sure how much value it will provide unless you're modifying
I don't have a great answer but my best guess is that extern can't be
used with tests that start or stop mysqld servers like the replication
On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM, Tianyin Xu <tixu@stripped> wrote:
> Hi, all,
> I wanna test my running MySQL server. According to the README in the
> "mysql-test" directory, "If you want to use an already running MySQL server
> for specific tests, use the --extern option to mysql-test-run".
> For example, mysql-test-run --extern alias
> But the README also pointed out that "some tests cannot run with an
> external server".
> My question is how to know which test suites in "t" directory are valid for
> --extern option? Without knowing this, I cannot judge whether a test fails
> is because it's not supported or "real" problems.
> Thanks a lot!
> Tianyin XU,