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re[2]: Snapshot regression test [WAS: re[6]: Summary - Snapshot Effort]

To: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: re[2]: Snapshot regression test [WAS: re[6]: Summary - Snapshot Effort]
From: Greg Freemyer <freemyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 15:36:36 -0400
Cc: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>, <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Organization: The NorcrossGroup
Sender: linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx

 >>  If you look at some of the other tests, they use awk and sed to process
 >>  output to strip variable components like this from the output before
 >>  comparison.

 >>  Steve


I don't know how to get my hands on the output to massage it.

As an example of this, at a command prompt type:

# sleep 60 &
[1] 6728
# kill $!
#                (wait a couple of seconds then hit a return with no input)
[1]+  Terminated              sleep 60

It is the 2 shell notification messages above that are giving me problems.  If 
I knew how to grab them, I could massage them as needed.

So I'm hoping there is a way to either tell the test harness to ignore the fact 
that it does not match.

Or that there is a way to disable the notifications.

ps, I'm using background sleeps as a timeout to make sure that the snapshot 
create takes no more than 5 minutes.  If the snapshot create completes 
normally, then I need to kill off the sleep.

If there is no clean way to handle these shell notification messages, I can 
probably figure out a different way to do it.

Greg Freemyer
Internet Engineer
Deployment and Integration Specialist
Compaq ASE - Tru64 v4, v5
Compaq Master ASE - SAN Architect
The Norcross Group

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