[Bug 1848237] [NEW] amd64-only test running on i386

Andreas Hasenack andreas at canonical.com
Tue Oct 15 18:00:05 UTC 2019

Public bug reported:

Some tests in d/t/control are not meant to be run on non-amd64 architectures. The test script tries to detect this and skip them:
arch = platform.machine()
if sys.argv[1].startswith('isa_') and arch == 'x86_64':
    print("Skipping {} test for {} architecture".format(sys.argv[1], arch))

In eoan, at some point during the development cycle, the VM running i386 tests is actually on an amd64 kernel:
-name adt-eoan-i386-python-pyeclib-20191014-091043 --image adt/ubuntu-eoan-i386-server
Get:5 http://ftpmaster.internal/ubuntu eoan-proposed/universe Sources [127 kB]
Get:6 http://ftpmaster.internal/ubuntu eoan-proposed/main amd64 Packages [18.0 kB]
Get:7 http://ftpmaster.internal/ubuntu eoan-proposed/main i386 Packages [12.9 kB]
linux-generic:amd64 is already the newest version (
utopkgtest [09:11:51]: testbed running kernel: Linux 5.3.0-18-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 8 20:14:06 UTC 2019
autopkgtest [09:11:51]: testbed dpkg architecture: i386

In such an environment, platform.machine() will return "x86_64", and the test will be run, but fail:
autopkgtest [09:22:26]: test command7: python debian/tests/encode-decode.py isa_l_rs_vand
autopkgtest [09:22:26]: test command7: [-----------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "debian/tests/encode-decode.py", line 15, in <module>
    ec = ECDriver(k=3, m=3, hd=3, ec_type=sys.argv[1])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pyeclib/ec_iface.py", line 212, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pyeclib/utils.py", line 73, in create_instance
    instance = object_class(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pyeclib/core.py", line 61, in __init__
pyeclib.ec_iface.ECBackendInstanceNotAvailable: pyeclib_c_init ERROR: Backend instance not found. Please inspect syslog for liberasurecode error report.
init: autopkgtest [09:22:26]: test command7: -----------------------]

It's probably best to use "dpkg --architecture" for this check.

** Affects: python-pyeclib (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Affects: six (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: update-excuse

** Also affects: six (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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