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Re: [PATCH] xfstests 224: test aio hole-fill at 4g

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfstests 224: test aio hole-fill at 4g
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 14:11:13 -0500
Cc: tytso@xxxxxxx, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, ext4 development <linux-ext4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs-oss <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Giel de Nijs <giel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 12:31:26PM -0600, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> These are the deps that I know xfstests has, to build and to run:
> 
> BuildRequires:  autoconf, libtool, xfsprogs-devel, e2fsprogs-devel
> BuildRequires:  libacl-devel, libattr-devel, libaio-devel
> 
> Requires:       bash, xfsprogs, xfsdump, perl, acl, attr, bind-utils
> Requires:       bc, indent, quota
> 
> which isn't so bad...

Doesn't seem to bad.  Indent is afaik only needed for the weird 122 test
which doesn't apply to non-xfs filesystems.

> I'm not sure an xfsprogs dependency is so onerous; plenty has depended
> on e2fsprogs through the years and we've lived with that ;)  But
> the lag time for xfsprogs to use released xfs_io functionality is a
> bit of a bummer.
> 
> But I guess I don't have a great answer for who else uses xfs_io:

I use xfs_io in lots various local scripts.  It's a really handly
tool for exercising some of the more weird I/O related syscalls.

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