Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 02:43:20PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> Preliminary fiemap testing support based on a test util
>> written by Josef Bacik.
>> For now it's only run with preallocation disabled, because
>> xfs has a tendency to fill in holes with data blocks
>> (EOF prealloc stuff I think) and similar for explicit
>> preallocation, so this is breaking the preallocation
>> tests for now, when it finds a "data" block where it expects
>> a preallocated block.
> Wouldn't we be better off to add an fiemap command to xfs_io so that
> we can re-use it instead of having a special test program in xfstests?
I suppose it'd be nice to have, though in this case the test program
also generates all the random patterns and does the checking ... the
fiemap calls are a relatively simple part of it ...
Using xfs_io would be a bit like saying "xfs_io can already generate all
the calls that fsx generates, why not use it instead of a special test