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Re: [patch] Recent findutils test suite failures

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: Re: [patch] Recent findutils test suite failures
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 20:03:55 +0100
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On 2005-11-23 James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
> I had also been told that the many-short-arguments problem (supposedly
> fixed in 4.2.26) still persists on the hppa platform.  In the course
> of preparing the patch I discovered a possible cause for this (we were
> checking our argument count in two places, but the bugfix had only
> been applied in one).  I would like to know if this patch also fixes
> that problem.

> The patch should apply cleanly against findutils-4.2.26.

It does not: ,-)
address@hidden:/tmp/blah$ md5sum findutils-4.2.26.tar.gz
9ac4e62937b1fdc4eb643d1d4bf117d3  findutils-4.2.26.tar.gz
address@hidden:/tmp/blah$ tar xzf findutils-4.2.26.tar.gz
address@hidden:/tmp/blah$ cd findutils-4.2.26
address@hidden:/tmp/blah/findutils-4.2.26$ zcat 
~/xargs-ARG_MAX-variability-bug.patch.gz | patch --dry-run -p0
patching file NEWS
patching file lib/buildcmd.c
Hunk #2 FAILED at 230.
Hunk #3 FAILED at 269.
2 out of 3 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file lib/buildcmd.c.rej
patching file xargs/testsuite/Makefile.am
patching file xargs/testsuite/xargs.posix/arg_max_32bit_linux_bug.exp
patching file xargs/testsuite/xargs.posix/arg_max_32bit_linux_bug.xo
patching file xargs/testsuite/xargs.posix/arg_max_64bit_linux_bug.exp
patching file xargs/testsuite/xargs.posix/arg_max_64bit_linux_bug.xo

After applying manually the bug is still there, throwing in Tim
Waugh's one-line-change on top of it either fixes it or at least makes
it unreproducible with
yes|head -n 32766|tr '\n' ' ' |xargs/xargs echo > /dev/null
              cu andreas

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