Alex Elder wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-06-04 at 13:00 -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> If you try running xfstests on lvm volumes which are symlinks,
>> it'll fail to run several tests because our _require_scratch
>> framework ultimately uses lstat not stat, and does not think
>> the lvm device (which is usually a symlink to a dm-X device)
>> is a block device. Sigh.
>> Just calling stat(1) with -L to follow the link should
> I wonder whether we'll find stat(1) output ever varies
> enough to affect this.
> But otherwise this looks good to me.
> Reviewed-by: Alex Elder <aelder@xxxxxxx>
>> Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sorry, after all that I'm retracting this patch. mount, /proc/mounts,
/etc/mtab etc just get very confused when using symlinked devices,
at least as xfstests wants to use them.
For now I'll just make my uber-harness resolve symlinks to the real
device (maybe that could be done in xfstests at some point)