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Re: coreutils-9.1.198-e68b1.tar.xz on Hurd

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: coreutils-9.1.198-e68b1.tar.xz on Hurd
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 18:12:41 +0000
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On 14/03/2023 23:32, Bruno Haible wrote:
On Hurd/i686, there are 18 failures:

FAIL: tests/misc/ls-misc
FAIL: tests/misc/wc-proc
FAIL: tests/misc/env-S
FAIL: tests/misc/factor-parallel
FAIL: tests/misc/nice
FAIL: tests/misc/stat-slash
FAIL: tests/cp/parent-perm-race
FAIL: tests/cp/sparse-to-pipe
FAIL: tests/cp/special-f
FAIL: tests/df/df-symlink
FAIL: tests/df/unreadable
FAIL: tests/dd/bytes
FAIL: tests/ls/dangle
FAIL: tests/ls/follow-slink
FAIL: tests/ls/hyperlink
FAIL: tests/ls/infloop
FAIL: tests/ls/inode
FAIL: tests/ls/selinux-segfault

In the test tests/cp/sparse-to-pipe, a process ('cp sparse pipe') was hanging;
I killed it so that "make check" could continue.

Pushing this to avoid the hang at least.

commit 1d03781daa034b77f82c1dac7c0095ce65b1cb63 (HEAD -> master)
Author: Pádraig Brady <>
Date:   Wed Mar 15 18:11:00 2023 +0000

    test: avoid a test hang on Hurd

    * tests/cp/ Protect the cp call seen to
    hang on Hurd/i686 with a timeout.
    Reported By: Bruno Haible

diff --git a/tests/cp/ b/tests/cp/
index 5dfba3f92..a33a7b314 100755
--- a/tests/cp/
+++ b/tests/cp/
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ mkfifo_or_skip_ pipe
 timeout 10 cat pipe > copy & pid=$!

 truncate -s1M sparse || framework_failure_
-cp sparse pipe || fail=1
+timeout 10 cp sparse pipe || fail=1

 # Ensure that the cat has completed before comparing.
 wait $pid

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