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Re: xfs_growfs fix backport for 2.6.16.y

To: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs_growfs fix backport for 2.6.16.y
From: Ed Cashin <ecashin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 12:29:21 -0400
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On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 09:14:18AM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> Ah, yes. That. I think Barry can try to explain that one because:
> http://oss.sgi.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/xfs-cmds/xfstests/078.out.diff?r1=1.3;r2=1.4
> The test golden output was changed instead of someone understanding
> why the fixes to growfs changed the size that the filesystem was
> grown to. ISTR being opposed to changing the golden output because
> it was the wrong thing to do and would break QA on older kernels,
> not to mention that it indicated some possible off-by-one bug in
> a change that had been made at some point...
> Other than that, the backport should be fine given it passed all the
> other parts of the test....

Oh, that's good news, thanks.

I just need to test the patch on a 32-bit O.S. now, but
I am having a difficult time building xfs-cmds/xfstests
on a CentOS 5 VM.

Does anyone have a recommendation for an O.S. I can use
to build and run the xfsqa test 078?  It would be running
the kernel with the patch in question, not the
stock distro kernel.

  Ed Cashin <ecashin@xxxxxxxxxx>

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