Tar tests (was Re: Is 6.3 ready for release?)

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 15:12:07 PDT 2007

On 7/30/07, Greg Schafer <gschafer at zip.com.au> wrote:
> Ken Moffat wrote:
> > Tar is repeatedly failing  '26: incremental' for me, looks like a
> > regression.  But nobody else has commented.
> I see this intermittently. I also see 29 failing intermittently too which
> I reported upstream to no response:

Yeah, I've been seeing "incremental" as well as "sorted" failing on
and off over the past couple releases (I think "sorted" might be fixed

> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2007-07/msg00032.html
> In fact, the upstream list has various reports of both 26 and 29 failing.
> Because they appear to be intermittent failures, I believe they are
> probably timing related. It's possible these tests are missing sleep
> statements in key areas (there are many sleep statements within the tar
> testsuite).

Seems pretty likely.


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