[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: coreutils-6.6 check failures on Itanium Linux

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: coreutils-6.6 check failures on Itanium Linux
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 00:44:34 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> I get two 'make check' test failures on Itanium Linux.

All tests pass for me on Debian Sarge on ia64.  I am using
linux-2.6.12, glibc-2.3.2, and an ext3 filesystem.  I just varified
that the tests also passed on xfs too.

> The tests are mv/dir2dir and mv/no-target-dir. The dir2dir failure
> seems to be a disagreement on error message, although given that the
> error I see is the same as on no-target-dir, I'm still suspicious.

> < mv: cannot move `b/t' to `a/t': Device or resource busy
> > mv: cannot move `b/t' to `a/t': Directory not empty

Yes, both an error but different errors.  Can you reproduce the error
from the command line?  It would probably make further debugging

  mkdir -p a/t b/t
  touch a/t/f
  $builddir/src/mv b/t a

And then at that point run strace to see what system calls and results

  strace -e file $builddir/src/mv b/t a

This is a feature that has changed in recent history.  Other versions
of mv gave different messages.  I don't think it unreasonable to
believe that linux-2.4 gave different error messages than linux-2.6.
I think this problem will simply be one of kernel error message
differences in the different kernel versions.

+ mkdir -p d/sub empty src d2/sub e2
+ touch f
+ test 0 = 1
+ fail=0
+ mv -fT d empty
mv: cannot move `d' to `empty': Device or resource busy
+ fail=1

That seems really strange.  If I read that right it collapses to a
very simple thing that should not be failing.

  mkdir -p d/sub empty
  $builddir/src/mv -fT d empty
  strace -e file $builddir/src/mv -fT d empty

The above works for me on my ia64 system.  That one looks to be the
more interesting of the two failures.

> $ uname -a
> Linux <hostname> 2.4.18-e.27smp #1 SMP Mon Mar 31 20:45:49 EST 2003 ia64 
> GNU/Linux

I am using a 2.6 kernel.  I think that will be the big difference.
But ia64 support really did not get stable in the linux kernel until
2.6 and so for ia64 I highly recommend upgrading.  This is very likely
an ia64 specific kernel problem.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]