Guidance about binary / data files for JTREG tests

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Tue Apr 29 12:35:16 UTC 2014

On 29/04/2014 11:31, Wang Weijun wrote:
> :
> If I understand correctly, the reason why binary data is not preferable is not because they are not printable, but not human readable. Encoding them to BASE64 or HEX does not really solve the problem. What you need to do is precisely describing how to create the file so that a reader is able to recreate it.
The other thing that came up previously is distributions that have a 
policy of not allowing binary files. If I'm not mistake then they are 
deleted by downstream patches, which in this case would lead to a test 


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