Make mochitest chrome produce an error when run with --e10s

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Status

defect
4 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: mccr8, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks 1 bug)

unspecified
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(e10s+)

Details

Over and over again I see people running mochitest chrome tests with --e10s, and when they see that it works, they assume things are working with e10s, when in fact as far as I am aware the flag is just ignored. (The latest is bug 1254806 comment 32.) The test harness should really produce an error so people aren't misled.
tracking-e10s: --- → ?
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Electrolysis/e10s_test_tips#Browser-chrome says

"You can run a mochitest-chrome test in a multi-process environment with:

 mach mochitest --e10s <testname>"

I guess s/mochitest-chrome/browser-chrome/ is intended there?
(In reply to Karl Tomlinson (ni?:karlt) from comment #1)
> I guess s/mochitest-chrome/browser-chrome/ is intended there?

I made that change to the wiki.
Yep, thanks for fixing that!
Bug 1243083 will replace --e10s with --disable-e10s. Will that be a good enough alternative to an error message?
I think that makes the situation even more confusing.
Component: Mochitest Chrome → Mochitest
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