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Build failing because local AV quarantines LIBSTAGEFRIGHT test.

RESOLVED FIXED

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RESOLVED FIXED
a year ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: mhoye, Unassigned)

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Description

a year ago
Local builds on computers with some antivirus software will fail to build after quarantining security-related tests, with an ERROR PROCESSING MOZBUILD FILE.

For example: Kaspersky has quarantined media\libstagefright\gtest\test_case_1216748.mp4 on my machine.

I'm leaving this bug here to get some sunlight for now, but I'm inclined to make this a documentation problem and say "if you have this problem: whitelist the repo, hg update -C and try again."

If nobody has any better ideas, I'll take the bug and update the relevant docs.
You're lucky you got to a build: we've had A/V corrupt VCS clones because it detects a virus in a test case.

A/V (including Windows Defender) can make many developer operations much slower (including building and running tests). We really need to better surface the need to disable A/V on your source and object directory if you care about optimal performance. See also bug 1272851.
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Comment 2

a year ago
Updated the docs here to include a paragraph about AV whitelisting and performance impacts.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Developer_guide/Build_Instructions/Windows_Prerequisites
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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