First, we introduce a flag to teach src/test/test to split its work into chunks. Then we replace our invocation of src/test/test in our "make check" target with a set of 8 scripts that invoke the first 8th of the tests, the second 8th, and so on.
This change makes our "make -kj4 check" target in our hardened gitlab build more than twice as fast, since src/test/test was taking the longest to finish.
Closes #40098 (closed).
Github CI at https://github.com/torproject/tor/pull/2064