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Re: Automated FS tests. Plans about untested FS: AFS, SFS, Minix3

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Automated FS tests. Plans about untested FS: AFS, SFS, Minix3
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 13:52:28 +0100
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On 10.11.2011 22:33, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> Some of you have probably noticed the series of commits fixing different
> FS bugs limitations and missing features. The master of the ball was the
> attached script in different slight modifications. UFS1 and UFS2 are
> commented out since during the last test I had a kernel with only ro UFS
> support but UFS and UFS2 were both tested. I hope some day to clean up
> the script and commit it as e.g. "make fscheck", is anybody willing to
> help? For 3 filesystems: AFS, SFS and Minix3
Fixed for minix3. AFS and SFS are still a problem.
>  I couldn't find any driver
> available under GNU/Linux. Considering the amount of fixes for other
> FSes with similar usage, I except these FS have issues, especially SFS,
> since unlike the 2 others which are minor modifications of BFS resp
> minix2 it doesn't share any code with any other FS. The inability to
> test those FS is a serious drawback especially if any changes affecting
> all the filesystems need to be made. We all know that such condition can
> lead to code quality degradation and eventual removal of concerned FS in
> a long run. So could anyone supply the missing tests? They have to be
> runnable under GNU/Linux. Supporting more platforms is a plus but not a
> requirement since it's mainly  quality insurance tool.

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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