[Ncep.list.nems.announce] Minor regression test updates

Samuel Trahan - NOAA Affiliate samuel.trahan at noaa.gov
Fri Sep 30 18:41:08 UTC 2016

Hi all,

Apologizes for those of you that I forgot to send this to.  This is the
branch with the LSF fixes and other above mentioned changes.  It includes
Jun's upcoming commit to the GSM source:


The NEMS branch as an external is:


Sam Trahan

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Samuel Trahan - NOAA Affiliate <
samuel.trahan at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'll be committing some changes later today that are minor changes to the
> regression test scripts.  None of these changes will modify the results.
> Specifically:
> 1. Regression test inputs and baselines on WCOSS will move to
> /nems/noscrub/emc.nemspara, and will be owned by a new emc.nemspara account.
> 2. The rt.sh will detect failures of the configure or compile steps, and
> will abort the tests on failure.  The previous behavior was to either run
> tests with the old NEMS.x or run with no NEMS.x, depending on how exactly
> the configure or compile failed.
> 3. All compile steps are logged in Compile_*.log, instead of just the last
> compile.
> 4. Files with _VARNAME_ substitution now have @[VARNAME] syntax, and use
> tests/atparse.* for variable replacement.
> Item #4 simplifies several scripts and has a number of advantages.
> However, it is primarily for forward compatibility to the new regression
> test suite so that the old and new suite will be able to share the same
> input files.  The new regression tests suite is NOT in this commit.  That
> suite will be committed in ~1-2 weeks, depending on feedback from code
> managers.
> Sincerely,
> Sam Trahan
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