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gdb/testsuite/sim: Remove redundant setting of timeout

Message ID 20181204213420.GQ18841@embecosm.com
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Andrew Burgess Dec. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m. UTC
* Pedro Alves <palves@redhat.com> [2018-12-04 16:33:20 +0000]:

> On 12/04/2018 04:15 PM, Simon Marchi wrote:
> > On 2018-12-04 11:11, Pedro Alves wrote:
> >> On 12/04/2018 04:08 PM, Simon Marchi wrote:
> >>> That's very confusing, to say the least.
> >>
> >> Don't shoot the messenger.  :-)
> > 
> > Hehe, of course.
> > 
> > In light of this information, I think Andrew's patch is fine.  Do you?
> Sort of.  At least with the removing the tail "set timeout" part,
> I agree it's not doing anything.
> 
> As for the verbose call, we print "Timeout is now ..." messages
> in a lot of places, and if you're looking at the log, I think
> seeing a "Timeout is now ..." indication without seeing it changed
> again reads like the timeout was never restored...
> 
> That's a preexisting problem, of course, since currently
> we give the impression that we actually changed the timeout
> at the end of the function but we actually didn't...
> 
> Still, IMHO, one of these would be a better change:
> 
>  a) - remove the initial verbose call too, or,
>  b) - add "global timeout" at the start of the function, and restore
>       the on-entry value on exit.  That way both "Timeout is now ..."
>       messages will be truthful.  This is what e.g.,
>       testsuiteconfig/sid.exp does.
> 
> In either case, there will be no imbalance in the verbose output.

Thanks both for the feedback.

In the end I went for (a) - making timeout global, backing it up, etc
just to print a log message seemed like overkill, especially when we
adjust the timeout in lots of other places without any logging at all.

With the logging gone, folding the timeout into the gdb_expect call
seemed like an obvious cleanup.

The new patch is below.

Thanks,
Andrew

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gdb/testsuite/sim: Remove redundant setting of timeout

In the config/sim.exp file two functions are defined.  Both of these
functions define local timeout variables and then call gdb_expect,
which (through a call to get_largest_timeout) will find the local
definition of timeout.

However, both of these functions set the local timeout to some
arbitrary value and print a log message for this "new" timeout just
before returning.

As in both cases, the timeout is a local variable, this final setting
of the timeout has no effect and can be removed.

As having log messages about the timeout being adjusted could cause
confusion I've removed all logging related to timeouts in this
function, timeouts are adjusted thoughout the testsuite without any
logging, there doesn't seem to be any good reason why these functions
should get their own logging.

With the logging gone there seems to be little need to a local timeout
variable at all, and so I've folded the local timeout directly into
the call to gdb_expect.

gdb/testsuite/ChangeLog:

	* config/sim.exp (gdb_target_sim): Remove redundant adjustment of
	local timeout variable before return, and remove all local timeout
	variable entirely.
	(gdb_load): Likewise.
---
 gdb/testsuite/ChangeLog      |  7 +++++++
 gdb/testsuite/config/sim.exp | 12 ++----------
 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

Comments

Pedro Alves Dec. 4, 2018, 11:03 p.m. UTC | #1
On 12/04/2018 09:34 PM, Andrew Burgess wrote:

> Thanks both for the feedback.
> 
> In the end I went for (a) - making timeout global, backing it up, etc
> just to print a log message seemed like overkill, especially when we
> adjust the timeout in lots of other places without any logging at all.
> 
> With the logging gone, folding the timeout into the gdb_expect call
> seemed like an obvious cleanup.
> 
> The new patch is below.
> 

Fine with me.

> As having log messages about the timeout being adjusted could cause
> confusion I've removed all logging related to timeouts in this
> function, timeouts are adjusted thoughout the testsuite without any

Typo: "throughout"

Thanks,
Pedro Alves
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Patch

diff --git a/gdb/testsuite/config/sim.exp b/gdb/testsuite/config/sim.exp
index d9072febc6a..fd4d506ebb8 100644
--- a/gdb/testsuite/config/sim.exp
+++ b/gdb/testsuite/config/sim.exp
@@ -26,9 +26,7 @@  proc gdb_target_sim { } {
     set target_sim_options "[board_info target gdb,target_sim_options]"
 
     send_gdb "target sim $target_sim_options\n"
-    set timeout 60
-    verbose "Timeout is now $timeout seconds" 2
-    gdb_expect {
+    gdb_expect 60 {
 	-re "Connected to the simulator.*$gdb_prompt $"	{
 	    verbose "Set target to sim"
 	}
@@ -37,8 +35,6 @@  proc gdb_target_sim { } {
 	    return -1
 	}
     }
-    set timeout 10
-    verbose "Timeout is now $timeout seconds" 2
     return 0
 }
 
@@ -60,15 +56,11 @@  proc gdb_load { arg } {
     if [gdb_target_sim] then { return -1 }
 
     send_gdb "load\n"
-    set timeout 2400
-    verbose "Timeout is now $timeout seconds" 2
-    gdb_expect {
+    gdb_expect 2400 {
 	-re ".*$gdb_prompt $" {
 	    if $verbose>1 then {
 		send_user "Loaded $arg into $GDB\n"
 	    }
-	    set timeout 30
-	    verbose "Timeout is now $timeout seconds" 2
 	    return 0
 	}
 	-re "$gdb_prompt $"     {