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Date:   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:29:03 +0800
From:   Eryu Guan <>
To:     Theodore Ts'o <>
Cc:     Gabriel Krisman Bertazi <>,,,
        "Lakshmipathi.G" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] shared/012: Add tests for filename casefolding

On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 04:01:54PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 10:44:40PM +0800, Eryu Guan wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 02:40:33PM -0400, Gabriel Krisman Bertazi wrote:
> > Test looks good to me, and test passes for me with v5.2-rc4 kernel and
> > latest e2fsprogs, thanks! Just that, I moved the test to generic, as we
> > have all the needed _require rules ready to _notrun on unsupported fs,
> > so it's ready to be generic. (Sorry I was not involved with the
> > ext4-shared-generic discussion in the first place)
> Just to clear up my confusion, what's the distinction between shared
> and generic?  Is it that if there are explicit "only run this test on
> file systems xxx, yyy, and zzz declarations", then it should be
> shared, and otherwise it should be in generic?
> 						- Ted

IMO, shared tests are generic tests that don't have proper _require
rules, so they're hard-coded with explicit "_supported_fs xxx yyy". With
proper _require rules, there should be no shared tests at all, and we'd
try avoid adding new shared tests if possible.


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