[LTP] LTP release status

Cyril Hrubis chrubis@suse.cz
Mon Jan 16 14:30:24 CET 2017

> > So I guess I should tag the git and write the release notes once you
> > push your patches, okay?
> Fine by me. I'm going to look at pushing those 2 patches.

And I've just stumbled over:

commit 8cc1e10d725c9104c0fc2a31527be8b1d9baa252
Author: Artem Savkov <asavkov@redhat.com>
Date:   Thu Sep 1 11:06:13 2016 +0200

    utimensat: fix immutable file retcodes for 4.8.0 and newer.

    Kernel 4.8.0 contains patch "337684a fs: return EPERM on immutable inode" that
    makes operations on immutable files return EPERM instead of EACCESS.

    Adjust utimensat test to check new retcode for kernels 4.8.0 and newer.

    Signed-off-by: Artem Savkov <asavkov@redhat.com>
    Reviewed-by: Jan Stancek <jstancek@redhat.com>

Looking closely at the manual page it explicitly says that immutable file with
NULL times must return EACCESS. So as far as I can tell this either hides a
kernel bug or the manual page is wrong. We may want to revert this for the
release, what do you think?

Cyril Hrubis

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