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Re: [PATCH] t5562: skip if NO_CURL is enabled

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 02:27:08PM +0100, SZEDER Gábor wrote:

> > Curiously, the act.err file also has 54 NUL bytes before the "fatal:"
> > message.
> I think those NUL bytes come from the file system.
> The contents of 'act.err' from the previous test ('fetch gzipped
> empty') is usually:
>   fatal: request ended in the middle of the gzip stream
>   fatal: the remote end hung up unexpectedly
> Notice that the length of the first line is 54 bytes (including the
> trailing newline).  So I suspect that the following is happening:
>   - http-backend in the previous test writes the first line,
>   - that test finishes and this one starts,
>   - this test truncates 'act.err',
>   - and then the still-running http-backend from the previous test
>     finally writes the second line.
> So at this point 'act.err' is empty, but the offset of the fd of the
> redirection still open from the previous test is at 54, so the file
> system fills those bytes with NULs.

Right, good thinking. Thanks for the explanation!