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bug#16075: ls/stat-free-color.sh fails on AArch64 architecture

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#16075: ls/stat-free-color.sh fails on AArch64 architecture
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:21:11 +0000
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On 12/06/2013 09:12 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 12/06/2013 08:58 PM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
>> On 12/06/2013 06:45 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>>> Even at that the test is still brittle,
>>> as the guard only checks that `strace -e stat` works.
>>> Also it's conceivable that on some edge cases there
>>> may be more than one stat call used in this case.
>> I must confess that I don't understand this, i.e. in which circumstances
>> this test would fail as it has been working long enough, and now just
>> is ported to another architecture.
> So I'm worried that the system might have a version
> of strace that doesn't support say newfstatat for example.
> Now my removing of the -e ... above will avoid the immediate:
>   strace: invalid system call `newfstatat'
> But strace may then output something that `grep stat..` doesn't match,
> thuse messing up the counts and failing the test.
> I'll sleep on it as I'm rushing off now.

I going with the attached which should handle everything,
even diagnosis of unhandled "stat" calls.


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