[PATCH 1/3] kernel32/tests: Add test for 'all processors' flag on Vista and newer.

Erich Hoover ehoover at mines.edu
Thu Feb 18 21:52:49 CST 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Juan Lang <juan.lang at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Then the test could only be triggered in Wine.  What if this "feature"
>> gets removed again in some later version of Windows?
> broken() only applies to Windows versions, Wine never succeeds with a
> broken feature.  It really is what you want.
> --Juan

I'm not arguing with the behavior of broken().  I'm saying that since
this feature is undocumented it's entirely possible that it could get
removed in some future version of Windows*, so if we're not testing
the version we wouldn't know that it got removed.  We were lucky to
stumble upon this thing in the first place, it's starting to look like
it's not actually the issue responsible for the slowdown bug for which
we are researching.

Erich Hoover
ehoover at mines.edu

* Though I doubt it, as this seems like a sneaky way to make people
believe that their multi-threaded apps run slower on XP,

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