[pypy-svn] r37237 - pypy/dist/pypy/doc

arigo at codespeak.net arigo at codespeak.net
Tue Jan 23 22:40:55 CET 2007


Author: arigo
Date: Tue Jan 23 22:40:54 2007
New Revision: 37237

Modified:
   pypy/dist/pypy/doc/getting-started.txt
Log:
Mention that running all the pypy tests at once is not a good idea.


Modified: pypy/dist/pypy/doc/getting-started.txt
==============================================================================
--- pypy/dist/pypy/doc/getting-started.txt	(original)
+++ pypy/dist/pypy/doc/getting-started.txt	Tue Jan 23 22:40:54 2007
@@ -110,12 +110,21 @@
 you can simply run PyPy's large test suite with:: 
 
     cd pypy
-    python test_all.py 
+    python test_all.py directory-or-files
 
 test_all.py is just another name for `py.test`_ which is the
-testing tool that we are using and enhancing for PyPy.   
+testing tool that we are using and enhancing for PyPy.
+Note that running all the tests takes a very long time, and
+enormous amounts of memory if you are trying to run them all
+in the same process; test_all.py is only suitable to run a
+subset of them at a time.  To run them all we have an
+`autotest driver`_ that executes the tests directory by
+directory and produces pages like the following one:
+
+    http://wyvern.cs.uni-duesseldorf.de/pypytest/summary.html
 
 .. _`if PyPy works on your machine/platform`: index.html#status
+.. _`autotest driver`: http://codespeak.net/pipermail/pypy-dev/2006q3/003273.html
 
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