we have a nice tiny feature in Fedora and RHEL, I want to share with other distros.
When we solve some troubles with tests, we list them with comments to a standalone file. Then, we add '--skip-test-list' option, to the testsuite.
It help us quickly enable / disable test in 'developement' time, and use different lists for different architectures.
The code is already in place, I only offer a better documentation and a suggestions to ship that file ( mysql-test/skipped-tests.list ) by default (even if it would be empty - since you disable / enable tests directly in each test file)
Take a glimpse at the attachement. It is a patch we use and it is written for Red Hat, but adding macros to the paths should solve it.
Take a look and tell me, what you think.
I don't know how others, but RPM distros - like SUSE - could look into Fedora specfile and ease their maintainers lifes with this