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Re: [PATCH V2] xfstests generic/306 fixes and updates

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V2] xfstests generic/306 fixes and updates
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:40:33 -0500
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs-oss <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On 4/30/13 3:09 PM, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 09:16:59AM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> On 4/30/13 2:40 AM, Dave Chinner wrote:
>>> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 11:09:54AM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>>>> older xfs_io refused to write to /dev/null because it's
>>>> not a file on an xfs filesystem.  So add -F.
>>> You could just do:
>>> export XFS_IO_PROG="$XFS_IO_PROG -F"
>>> and not have to change so much of the test. And with a comment it
>>> would make it obvious to a future ready why the -F flag is used ;)
>>> Cheers,
>>> Dave.
>> Well, it's not just this test; it's any non-xfs-specific test
>> which uses xfs_io for anything at all.  We have -F's sprinkled
>> through many tests for that reason, even though -F is deprecated upstream.
>> There are 15 non-xfs-specific tests which use XFS_IO_PROG:
> OK, sounds like we should detect if it is needed when setting up
> XFS_IO_PROG in common/config rather than changing every test....

It's just these 2 for now; I'd like to see if we can go ahead & merge this
as is and I'll follow up with something to change over every
non-xfs-specific test to DTRT, ok?


> Cheers,
> Dave.

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