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If you got fatal exception somewhere within test case, make program generate coredump by adding extra command
If you got "memory access violation" message (or any other message indication fatal or system error) when you
run you test, to get more information about the error location add --catch_system_errors=no to the test run
command line. Now run the test again and it will create a coredump you could analyze using you preferable
debugger. Or run it under debugger in a first place and it will break at the point of failure.
How to use test module build with Boost.Test framework under management of automated regression test facilities?
My first recommendation is to make sure that the test framework catches all fatal errors by adding argument
--catch_system_error=yes to all test modules invocations. Otherwise test program may produce unwanted
dialogs (depends on compiler and OS) that will halt you regression tests run. The second recommendation is to
suppress result report output by adding --report_level=no argument and test log output by adding
--log_level=nothing argument, so that test module won't produce undesirable output no one is going to look at
anyway. I recommend relying only on result code that will be consistent for all test programs. An
alternative to my second recommendation is direct both log and report to separate file you could analyze
later on. Moreover you can make Boost.Test to produce them in XML format using output_format=XML and use some
automated tool that will format this information as you like.