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Date:	Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:46:25 -0400
From:	Theodore Ts'o <>
To:	Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tests: clean up sed filtering of test output

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 06:27:25PM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> The sed filters for test outputs that are used to remove build and
> test specific information (such as version strings, dates, times,
> UUIDs) were unconditionally deleting the first line of output.  This
> would normally contain the tool version string, but in some cases
> contained other information that was being lost.  This can lead to
> difficulty debugging test failures.
> The sed filtering has been changed to only remove the actual version
> strings.  As well, similar filter strings were duplicated throughout
> many scripts, and "sed" and "tr" were often called multiple times in
> a pipeline.  These have been consolidated into a single filter.sed
> file to avoid having to maintain these filters in multiple places.
> In a few cases, accidentally deleted messages have been restored to
> the expect output for the tests.  In other cases, trivial whitespace
> has been changed in the expect files.
> Signed-off-by: Andreas Dilger <>

Applied, thanks.

					- Ted
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