[tor-dev] Bored C programmers? I've got some warnings for you....

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 23:58:56 UTC 2016

> On 9 Sep 2016, at 01:11, Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 2:16 PM, Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org> wrote:
>> Hi, all!
>> I've just turned on some code [1] that makes all of the "bug" warnings
>> that occur during the unit tests get logged to console.  Previously,
>> all warnings from the unit tests were off by default.
>> Now there are a lot of warnings from the unit tests!  For each one, we
>> should either:
>>  1) Decide that the warning message wouldn't actually reflect a bug
>> in Tor, and change it.
>>  2) Decide that there's a bug in the unit tests (or elsewhere) and fix it.
>>  3) Decide that _in this case_, the unit tests are correctly testing
>> code that *would* indicate a real bug in Tor.  In this case, we should
>> use the functions in log_test_helpers.c to temporarily suppress the
>> log messages, and make sure that this message (and only this message!)
>> is logged.
>> This is going to be a fair bit of work, but with any luck, we can
>> actually fix it all before the next 029 alpha comes out, and improve
>> our confidence in our unit tests.
> We're down to 17 of these.

Thanks for turning these on, they were quite helpful when trying to work out why my improved single onion service unit tests were failing. (Turns out you need a DataDirectory to create a lock file to create hidden service keys. Who would have thought?)


Tim Wilson-Brown (teor)

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