changeset 3558 2cec274f17fc
parent 3533 0b8107a40da7
child 3671 91f76aae1155
--- a/doc/makefile-variables.txt	Wed Dec 17 13:31:44 2014 -0800
+++ b/doc/makefile-variables.txt	Wed Dec 17 15:33:37 2014 -0800
@@ -72,6 +72,19 @@
 * COMPONENT_TEST_ARGS is little used.
 * COMPONENT_TEST_ENV is mainly used for altering PATH and friends.
+If your component needs to do some kind of cleanup after a "gmake test" run,
+such as kill processes after doing a "gmake test" run, then this can be done
+If you have created master test results file(s) for your component in the
+COMPONENT_TEST_RESULTS_DIR directory, then in order to successfully compare
+your test results against that master results file, you might need to
+normalize some of the test output lines. This is done via a set of regular
+expressions that are applied to the test results. There are some global
+default ones in the COMPONENT_TEST_TRANSFORMS definition in,
+but your component Makefile might have to += some more for specific transforms
+that need to be applied to the test output for just this component.
 * COMPONENT_POST_UNPACK_ACTION is for making minor alterations to the unpacked
   source directory before any patching has taken place.  It should almost never
   be used.