rev-list tests: don't hide abort() in "test_expect_failure"

Change a couple of uses of "test_expect_failure" to use a
"test_expect_success" to positively assert the current behavior, and
replace the intent of "test_expect_failure" with a "TODO" comment int
the description.

As noted in [1] the "test_expect_failure" feature is overly eager to
accept any failure as OK, and thus by design hides segfaults, abort()
etc. Because of that I didn't notice in dd9cede913 (leak tests: mark
some rev-list tests as passing with SANITIZE=leak, 2021-10-31) that
this test leaks memory under SANITIZE=leak.

I have some larger local changes to add a better
"test_expect_failure", which would work just like
"test_expect_success", but would allow us say "test_todo" here (and
"success" would emit a "not ok [...] # TODO", not "ok [...]".

So even though using "test_expect_success" here comes with its own
problems[2], let's use it as a narrow change to fix the problem at
hand here and stop conflating the current "success" with actual
SANITIZE=leak failures.


Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2022-03-07 13:49:02 +01:00 committed by Junio C Hamano
parent 5b911a29ff
commit cf10c5b4cf
1 changed files with 9 additions and 4 deletions

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@ -17,8 +17,13 @@ test_expect_success 'setup unexpected non-blob entry' '
broken_tree="$(git hash-object -w --literally -t tree broken-tree)"
test_expect_failure 'traverse unexpected non-blob entry (lone)' '
test_must_fail git rev-list --objects $broken_tree
test_expect_success !SANITIZE_LEAK 'TODO (should fail!): traverse unexpected non-blob entry (lone)' '
sed "s/Z$//" >expect <<-EOF &&
$broken_tree Z
$tree foo
git rev-list --objects $broken_tree >actual &&
test_cmp expect actual
test_expect_success 'traverse unexpected non-blob entry (seen)' '
@ -116,8 +121,8 @@ test_expect_success 'setup unexpected non-blob tag' '
tag=$(git hash-object -w --literally -t tag broken-tag)
test_expect_failure 'traverse unexpected non-blob tag (lone)' '
test_must_fail git rev-list --objects $tag
test_expect_success !SANITIZE_LEAK 'TODO (should fail!): traverse unexpected non-blob tag (lone)' '
git rev-list --objects $tag
test_expect_success 'traverse unexpected non-blob tag (seen)' '