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[bug #18414] testsuite failures when run as root

From: Eric Blake
Subject: [bug #18414] testsuite failures when run as root
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:35:47 +0000
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                 Summary: testsuite failures when run as root
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: ericb
            Submitted on: Wednesday 11/29/2006 at 14:35
                Category: find
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Wrong result
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Eric Blake
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.3.2
           Fixed Release: None



The testsuite has a bug when run as root or other user with extra

Running /home/eblake/findutils/find/testsuite/find.gnu/access.exp ...
FAIL: access.old-O0, --- find.out       2006-11-29 14:26:00.034470600 -0700
+++ cmp.out     2006-11-29 14:26:00.081345600 -0700
@@ -1,10 +1,7 @@
 r tmp
-r tmp/0
 r tmp/r
 r tmp/rw
 r tmp/rwx
-r tmp/w
-r tmp/x
 w tmp
 w tmp/rw
 w tmp/rwx
child process exited abnormally

I got the above failure by running the testsuite under cygwin under an
Administrator account, where access() correctly reports that all files are
readable regardless of the stat mode because of my extra privileges as an

The test should first check whether the user can read and/or write a file
that has been chmod'd to 000, and skip the test, rather than declaring a
failure, since access() is not necessarily based on stat() information.


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