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Date:   Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:21:19 +0530
From:   Ritesh Harjani <>
To:     Eryu Guan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] fstests: Fix tests which checks for swapfile support

On 11/1/20 9:33 PM, Eryu Guan wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 01:22:50AM +0530, Ritesh Harjani wrote:
>> For more details, pls refer commit msg of each patch.
>> Patch-1: modifies _require_scratch_swapfile() to check swapon only for btrfs
> I don't think it's a good idea, if a new fs without swapfile support is
> tested by fstests, test would get false failure, where it should
> _notrun. And making a generic requirement check to fs-specific doesn't
> seem quite right either.
>> Patch-2: adds a swapfile test for fallocate files for ext4, xfs (assuming
>> both FS supports and thus should pass).
> As Brian mentioned in his review, we're in the process to convert all
> shared tests to generic or fs-specific tests (very slow though), that
> said we don't want new shared tests.
> I think we could whitelist fs types in _require_scratch_swapfile() and
> don't _notrun for such filesystems, something like what we did in
> _fstyp_has_non_default_seek_data_hole(), so that we won't miss silent
> regressions on sucn filesystems, and we'll do sanity check as well on
> other filesystems.

Nice idea. Let me check that part.

>> Patch-3: added to support tests to run when multiple config section present
>> in local.config file.
> I have a patch[1] that should fix the issue 3 years ago, but it never
> got reviewed, would you please check and see if it fixed the bug for you?
> [1]

Sure, will test it and get back.

Sorry about the delay from my end on this patch series. I got pulled
into something else. Let me work on your suggestions.


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