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Date:	Mon, 04 Apr 2011 10:34:16 +0100
From:	Pádraig Brady <>
To:	Jim Meyering <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] tests: avoid spurious parallel failure due to temporary
 disk full

On 04/04/11 10:08, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> On 04/04/11 06:13, Jim Meyering wrote:
>>> From: Jim Meyering <>
>>> Running the new fiemap-empty test uses 600MB of disk space via
>>> fallocate, and in so doing caused failure in unrelated tests that
>>> were running in parallel on a small file system.  Rather than
>>> simply running fallocate (which allocates the space, inducing
>>> disk full when it fails), skip the test if there is less than
>>> 800MB of free space, as computed via stat and awk.
> Thanks for looking.
>> Oops sorry.
>> Maybe worth noting is that stat works at a lower level,
> Not sure what you mean?  Both use statfs.

Oops right. df uses f_bavail, so perhaps it might
be better to use %a rather than %f with `stat`?

This fallocate() behavior is annoying anyway,
as I'm not sure when it's useful, except for
filling up a file system.
It seems like a this would be useful.

#define FALLOC_FL_FULL_SIZE     0x03 /* allocate all or nothing */

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