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Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available: coreutils-8.27.99-3ebdc3

From: Erik Auerswald
Subject: Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available: coreutils-8.27.99-3ebdc3
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:11:12 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi Pádraig,

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 10:14:01AM -0700, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 29/08/17 03:23, Erik Auerswald wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 01:49:17AM -0700, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> >> We plan to release coreutils-8.28 towards the end of this week,
> >> so any testing you can do on various different systems between now and then
> >> would be most welcome.
> >> [...]
> >>   tar -xf coreutils-ss.tar.xz
> >>   cd coreutils-8.27.99-3ebdc3/
> >>   ./configure && make check VERBOSE=yes
> > 
> > I have tested the snapshot on a Ubuntu LTS 14.04 x86_64 notebook following 
> > the
> > above procedure. One FAIL was reported:
> > [...]
> There was a patch to df in this release, though I don't think it's related:
> It's a one line patch worth testing reverted, but probably not the cause.

The test tests/df/df-symlink still fails the same way with the above
patch reverted.

> I suspect it's the test not handling overmounts like this correctly.

That was my initial thought as well. Please note that this overmount is part
of the "encrypted home dir" feature of Ubuntu, thus probably quite common.

> Particularly for you the difference is:
>  $ df --out=source,target /home/auerswald/.Private
>  Filesystem     Mounted on
>  /dev/sda5      /
>  df --out=source,target '.'
>  Filesystem               Mounted on
>  /home/auerswald/.Private /home/auerswald

Ubuntu installed into one partition with encrypted home directory.

A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't
even know existed can render your own computer unusable.
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