[LTP] [PATCH] syscalls/fanotify10: Make evictable marks test more reliable

Amir Goldstein amir73il@gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 23:13:20 CEST 2022

On Fri, Aug 26, 2022 at 5:19 PM Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> wrote:
> On Fri 26-08-22 15:12:14, Petr Vorel wrote:
> > Hi Jan, all,
> >
> > > In some setups evictable marks tests are failing because the inode with
> > > evictable mark does not get evicted. Make sure we sync the filesystem
> > > before we try to drop caches to increase likelyhood the inode will get
> > > evicted.
> >
> > Merged with minor changes to keep checkpatch.pl happy.
> Thanks!
> > Given on previous discussion the behavior on ext2 vs. xfs:
> > would it make sense to transform the test to use .all_filesystems = 1 ?

On the contrary.
We want the inode reclaim to be as predictable as possible.
That is why I suggested to force the test to use ext2
because xfs has some specialized inode reclaim

> Well, I don't think it would improve test coverage in any interesting way.
> This test tests stuff in fsnotify layer & VFS. The differences in
> filesystem inode reclaim are not target of this test - we are just trying
> to check that fsnotify does not block inode reclaim by holding inode
> references and for that any filesystem works. Or did you mean something
> else?

Agree. I see no reason to change that.


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