[Cdash] Test.xml submitted but not on dashboard + minor problems

David Cole david.cole at kitware.com
Fri Feb 12 20:57:37 UTC 2010

The "magic" ctest option that Julien is referring to is CTEST_USE_LAUNCHERS.
I have written some details about it in a blog post that was just published

Read here for more details:


On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Julien Jomier <julien.jomier at kitware.com>wrote:

> Hi Olivier,
> Feel free to send all the questions you have on the mailing list :)
>  1) Test.xml submitted but not reported on dashboard
>> Once back to the dashboard, I see the relevant entry, the configure and
>> build warnings but nothing about the tests (empty boxes, not even '0')
>> !!!  These were well run, Test.xml file seems logical, so I'm really
>> lost on this issue.
> It is probably due to the size of the Text.xml file and your CDash not
> having enough memory to process the file. Can you try to increase the
> maximum configuration values in the php.ini (and restart your web server).
> http://public.kitware.com/Wiki/CDash:FAQ#PHP_cannot_parse_my_submission
>  2) CMake dashboard has very nice build warning/error reporting (e.g.:
>> http://www.cdash.org/CDash/viewBuildError.php?type=1&buildid=536862)
>> with cvs/cvn, source file, command, directory, exit condition, std
>> output, std error.
>> On my side, I've only cvs/svn, build log line, warning.
>> Given the fact that this structure is already stored in the xml file, I
>> guess it is related to CTest.  I tried moving CMake 2.6->CTest 2.8, but
>> nothing changed.  I noticed that you use ctest-2.9.20100210; is this
>> difference related to that upgrade ?
> We have switched to a different reporting (and data structure) for build
> errors and warnings. You would need a recent CMake (I think 2.8 should do
> the trick) and there is a magic CTest option for this new reporting. Dave
> Cole (in CC) can probably help with this.
>  3) We use ViewVC 1.1 with CDash 1.6.  In Project
>> configuration/Repository, I've to add the 'trunk' or
>> 'branches/branch_name' for correct file visualization.  Problems arise
>> if testing several branches, we cannot visualize files in both
>> branches.  Is there a way to determine file paths automatically (e.g.:
>> those in build warnings) according to the branch they belong (this info
>> can be obtained from svn info) ?
> This is a very good point that we haven't had a chance to implement in
> CDash. There is a bug report that we will try to address in the next
> release. It would probably will have to include some CTest modifications as
> well in order to know the repository branch.
>  http://public.kitware.com/Bug/view.php?id=6476
> Julien
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