[Toybox] Horrible microsoft github tests spamming me.
rob at landley.net
Mon Aug 3 23:49:30 PDT 2020
I got email about https://github.com/landley/toybox/runs/940149373 in which one
of the cpio tests spuriously failed. I cannot cut and paste the failure because
The last time cpio.c changed was april, the last time tests/cpio.test changed
was may, and the last time lib/* or any of the scripts/test plumbing changed was
The test failed for non-obvious reasons which look like a shell race condition
with | or something? The test is doing a dd to grab a specific byte offset out
of the file. and the chunk it's looking at starts 8 bytes too early to get a
match with what it expects. Is this a dd problem? Is the file longer with
spurious crap inserted earlier in it? Did the container's | insert extra data?
Who knows, I haven't a clue how to dig any of the build artifacts out of this
mess, but I got email about it.
I thought I was not going to get these emails, and am sad. And to add insult,
the github email says it's from "Rob Landley", which is very much not the case.
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