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bug#7359: sleep 9999999999

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#7359: sleep 9999999999
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 13:27:44 -0700
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On 11/09/2010 12:31 PM, Matthew Bachmann wrote:
> sleep called with very big numbers returns immediately with success
> -Matt
> address@hidden,d1r17733u07 | date; sleep 9999999999 && echo success; date; 
> sleep --version
> Tue Nov  9 14:31:04 EST 2010
> success
> Tue Nov  9 14:31:04 EST 2010
> sleep (GNU coreutils) 5.97

That's rather old.  Can you repeat it with the latest stable release of
8.6?  Meanwhile, I'm wondering if your setup is a duplicate of this report:

although it's hard to say, since you didn't provide any information
about what platform and kernel version you tested on.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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