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Date:   Thu, 1 Oct 2020 13:08:17 -0400
From:   "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
To:     Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>
Cc:     linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tests: replace perl usage with shell built-in

On Thu, Oct 01, 2020 at 10:58:09AM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 05:00:33AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > A couple of tests use perl only for generating a string of
> > N characters long.  Instead of requiring perl to run a few
> > tests, use shell built-in commands and don't repeatedly run
> > a separate subshell just to get a string of characters.
> > h
> > Signed-off-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>
> 
> Thanks, applied.

.... and I have to revert the patch.  It's using a non-standard shell
construction which fails on strict POSIX compliant shells, such as
dash.

						- Ted

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