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AUXILIARY PROGRAMS FOR TESTING
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Not everything a test script can do is easily done within a test script;
sometimes it makes a lot more sense to write auxiliary program in C and have
the test script call them. Auxiliary commands can be found in the src/
directory and in other packages.
Tests wanting to use an auxiliary program found in the src/ directory should
note the dependency with:
_require_test_program "<program-name>"
Contents:
- af_unix -- Create an AF_UNIX socket
- open_by_handle -- open_by_handle_at syscall exercise
- stat_test -- statx syscall exercise
- xfs_io -- General I/O operation exercise
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QUICK DESCRIPTIONS
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af_unix
The af_unix program creates an AF_UNIX socket at the given location.
open_by_handle
The open_by_handle program exercises the open_by_handle_at() system
call. It can check if file handles are valid or stale after certain
filesystem operations.
See also:
_require_exportfs
stat_test
The stat_test program is primarily designed to exercise the statx()
system call. It can check statx() against fstatat() and it can
compare and check various file attributes.
See also:
_require_statx
xfs_io
The xfs_io program can be found in the xfsprogs package and can be used
to perform sequences of I/O commands, though it is limited to what it
can do on open files.
xfs_io is a debugging tool that is aimed at examining regular file I/O
paths rather than a raw XFS volume itself. These code paths include
not only the obvious read/write/mmap interfaces for manipulating files,
but also cover all of the XFS extensions (such as space preallocation,
additional inode flags, etc).
Most of its commands can also be used with other filesystems.
See also:
_require_xfs_io_command