[lfs-support] e2fsprogs test failures on version SVN-20120806

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 19:41:00 PDT 2012


Lewis Pike wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Yes.  That's due to a change in timezone data and adding leap
>> seconds in glibc.  The tests have not caught up with the changes.
>> Look at the output of the tests:
>>
>> -File /lost+found (inode #11, mod time Mon Sep 20 03:26:36 1993)
>> +File /lost+found (inode #11, mod time Mon Sep 20 03:26:18 1993)
>>
>> Notice the time difference of 18 seconds?  I think that's the number
>> of leap seconds between Jan 1 1970 and September 1993.
>
> Digging a bit deeper into the test suits logs does indeed reveal a
> difference of 18 seconds on the time stamps.  I checked and 18 leap
> seconds did occur between the aforementioned dates.
>
> I tried duplicating the test errors by building and testing
> e2fsprogs-1.42.5 on a separate system with glibc-2.16.0 and
> tzdata2012c installed.  In this case however, all the tests passed.
> Why might these tests fail on one system but pass on another if the
> versions of e2fsprogs, glibc, and tzdata are the same?

That's a good question, but I don't have an answer.  Was the other 
system LFS?

   -- Bruce






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