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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, SZEDER Gábor wrote:

> 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.

Ah, if that ever becomes an issue it's a one-line test-tool wrapper.