[Python-Dev] Bizarre new test failure

Neal Norwitz neal@metaslash.com
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 21:03:25 -0400

Tim Peters wrote:
> Guido noticed this on Linux late this afternoon.  I've seen it on Win2K and
> Win98SE since.  test_gc fails if you run the whole test suite from the
> start:
> test test_gc failed -- test_list: actual 10, expected 1
> This seems impossible (look at the test).  It doesn't fail in isolation.  It
> fails in both debug and release builds.  Not *all* tests before test_gc need
> to be run in order to provoke a failure, but I can detect no sense in which
> do need to be run (not just one or two, but lots of them).
> Here are the files that changed between a Python that does work (yesterday)
> and now:

I've gotten this intermittently.  Although the first time I got it was
sometime yesterday, so I think you may have to go back a bit farther.