[PATCH] reduce churn-induced conflicts in selftest/knownfail and flapping

Douglas Bagnall douglas.bagnall at catalyst.net.nz
Fri Jun 2 23:24:28 UTC 2017

I wrote:

>> I generally like the idea, but can we keep the existing selftest/knownfail file
>> in place and not move it into the knownfail.d directory? That would make it work
>> like all the other kids like cron handle this.
> I think the attached version does that.

But actually it didn't work, because you need the directories to exist, and to make
the directories exist in git you need placeholders. So here's a version with README


> It doesn't complicate the selftest code as much as I feared and I can see the
> benefit of not having to remember where knownfail moved to.
> cheers,
> Douglas
>> Cheerio!
>> -slow

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