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RE: [2.6] Perl weirdness with ext3 and HTREE



On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 23:53, Christopher Li wrote:

> > 
> > I cannot really see that it is a Gentoo specific problem, but 
> > who knows.
> > I will try to get a CD of another distro somewhere, and get that on a
> > box to test - currently work/whatnot just keeps me pretty tied up :(
> > Another reason why I posted, is now that 2.6 is more widely 
> > used/tested,
> > its not only me that gets this, but other users as well - thus I hoped
> > that somebody with more time wanted to have a crack at it.
> 
> I am not claiming it is a gentoo issue. I just want to duplicate
> this bug with minimal damage to my box.
> 

Yep, I know, I just 'clarified' it in case somebody was wondering.

> > 
> > If it works fine (with a 2.6 kernel), I will go and bang my 
> > head against
> > a wall, and shutup until I can make time to try and track 
> > this - if not,
> > any ideas as to creating it outside the perl install (or 
> > rather the man
> > page part of the install process) would be great.
> > 
> 
> You can do a strace on the perl install, then grep for all
> the file changes happen on that directory. There is a good
> chance follow the strace log can duplicate the bug also.

Yep, did that.  I had a simple c program once that tried to
simulate all file operations on that file, and the 'real'
man page that gets installed.  Did not have the same effect
however.  Might be that I was off by something.  Don't have
it however anymore, as it was some months before, just before
I mailed the first time.


Thanks,

-- 

Martin Schlemmer



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