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Re: [PATCH] Prototype PATH_MAX length detection in tests, demonstrated in t0001-init.sh

Am 09.01.2018 um 19:12 schrieb Randall S. Becker:
This patch create a configuration variable PATH_MAX that
corresponds with the value in limits.h. The value of PATH_MAX,
if supplied, is added to BASIC_CFLAGS and will validate with
limits.h. PATH_MAX is also added to GIT-BUILD-OPTIONS and is
available in the git test suite.

This patch also creates a test_expected_success_cond, taking a
single function as first argument. In the t0001-init.sh case,
subtest 34 this function is test_path_max_is_sane, although any
0/1 returning function can be used. The prototype allows the long base
path test to be skipped if PATH_MAX is less than 2048 bytes.

OK, but...

diff --git a/t/t0001-init.sh b/t/t0001-init.sh
index c4814d2..58dad87 100755
--- a/t/t0001-init.sh
+++ b/t/t0001-init.sh
@@ -315,7 +315,7 @@ test_expect_success 'init with separate gitdir' '
  	test_path_is_dir realgitdir/refs

-test_expect_success 'init in long base path' '
+test_expect_success_cond 'test_path_max_is_sane' 'init in long base path' '
  	# exceed initial buffer size of strbuf_getcwd()
  	component=123456789abcdef &&
  	test_when_finished "chmod 0700 $component; rm -rf $component" &&

... why would you want to skip this test? If I'm reading the test case correctly, it requires only a path length of 127 plus whatever your build directory is plus a score for the trash directory. That should pose a problem only if your system is even more crippled than Windows with its PATH_MAX of 260.

+test_path_max_is_sane() {
+	if test -z "$PATH_MAX"
+	then
+		retval=1
+	elif test $PATH_MAX -ge 2048
+	then
+		retval=1
+	else
+		retval=0
+	fi
+	return "$retval"

This can probably be reduced to

test_path_max_is_sane () {
	test "${PATH_MAX:-4000}" -ge 2048

(Style note: we have a blank before the () pair in shell scripts.)

-- Hannes