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Re: [RFC PATCH 3/3] test-lib: add the '--stress' option to run a test repeatedly under load




On Wed, Dec 05, 2018 at 03:01:41PM +0100, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> >> decide to stress test in advance, since we'd either flock() the trash
> >> dir, or just mktemp(1)-it.
> >
> > While 'mktemp' seems to be more portable than 'flock', it doesn't seem
> > to be portable enough; at least it's not in POSIX.>
> 
> We are already relying on stuff like mktemp() being reliable for
> e.g. the split index.

That's the mktemp() function from libc; I meant the 'mktemp' command
that we would use this early in 'test-lib.sh', where PATH has not been
set up for testing yet.