Intermittent test_memory_gc_01.html | undefined assertion name - expected PASS

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 43

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defect
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
Last year

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(Reporter: cbook, Unassigned)

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({intermittent-failure})

unspecified
Firefox 43
x86
Windows 7

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(firefox43 fixed)

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Windows 7 32-bit fx-team debug test mochitest-other on 2014-09-22 02:44:09 PDT for push 6ebbcb6f3b03

slave: t-w732-ix-114

https://tbpl.mozilla.org/php/getParsedLog.php?id=48572022&tree=Fx-Team

2123 INFO TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL | chrome://mochitests/content/chrome/toolkit/devtools/server/tests/mochitest/test_memory_gc_01.html | undefined assertion name - expected PASS
The failing test is <http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/devtools/server/tests/mochitest/test_memory_gc_01.html?force=1#35>.

It seems like this test is testing for something that is impossible to assert.  There are a ton of reasons why we may be allocating memory in a way that the total measurement after a GC is more than before.  And also we cannot guarantee that a GC doesn't occur before the test initiates one.

I think the test needs to be rewritten to assert that this eventually happens, not that it happens every time.