[lfs-dev] util-linux issues

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed May 15 11:16:58 PDT 2013

Gilles Espinasse wrote:
> ----- Mail original -----
>> De: "Bruce Dubbs" <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
>> À: "LFS Developers Mailinglist" <lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org>
>> Envoyé: Mardi 14 Mai 2013 20:59:08
>> Objet: [lfs-dev] util-linux issues
>> 1. The latest git commit in util-linux now has a fix for umount not
>> remounting the root fs read only with a 'umount -a -r' command.
> My mind is that 2.23 has too much bugs. For serious use, I would
> wait  until 2.23.1 release.
> Test suite (non-root user) was ok with 2.22.2 and 2.23 show 9 fdisk segfault and
>           ipcs: basic limits                   ... FAILED (ipcs/limits2)
>           ipcs: mk-rm-shm                      ... FAILED (ipcs/mk-rm-shm)
>           misc: fallocate                      ... FAILED (misc/fallocate)
>           misc: ionice                         ... FAILED (misc/ionice)

For me, I get All 113 tests PASSED, but that is not in an LFS chroot 
environment.  That passes non-root.

When running 'sudo tests/run.sh', there are a bunch of issues because 
scsi_debug is not in the kernel.  It also doesn't want to sync with 
0.fedora.pool.ntp.org.  One root level test seemed to hang.

Overall, the tests are fairly new.  We don't know if the errors are in 
the tests or the code.  We do need ot keep an eye on this prior to the 
next stable LFS release.

> Current git tree doesn't compile in make check (lib/ttyutils.c:)

Intermittent git commits aren't used in LFS.

> losetup with offset is broken (is now fixed and test suite has been added)
> By the way, bc is used in one test (test is ignored if bc is not found)

bc has been added to LFS.  We may need to move it up when we start 
running the test suite.

   -- Bruce

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