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Re: new snapshot available: coreutils-7.1.71-e0149

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: new snapshot available: coreutils-7.1.71-e0149
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 20:54:14 +0100

Matthew Woehlke wrote:

> Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> Jim Meyering wrote:
>>>       tests: df/total-verify: avoid test failure with older Perl
>> Ironically, I might not be able to test this one. I expect perl's
>> make check' to fail which will avoid it being installed on AIX;
>> every other box now has 5.10.0 as I got sick of inconsistent,
>> outdated, or outright missing perl for coreutils' 'make check'
>> ;-). (Except for Irix, but that one didn't have the problem. However
>> AIX does, so I think I will still be able to verify there, but
>> that's one of the slower machines.)
>> Anyway I'm intending to do another run, but I first need to generate
>> a usable no-decl-after-stmt patch. (I'm assuming you didn't update
>> it?)

Right.  I did not.

> Well that was interesting. IIRC there were other 'perl -f' failures,
> were those similarly addressed? Anyway, I got a different (but not


> unreasonable) failure:
> FAIL: df/total-verify
> + perl check-df space
> 5845627536 != 5845627534 at check-df line 14, <> line 19.
> + fail=1
> ...which means the test fails if something else writes to the disk
> while the test is running :-).

Thanks for the report.
Please include the complete .log file.
df is run only once each time (once for file blocks and once for inodes)
so what you suggest is not possible.

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