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Re: use of "stat -"

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 12:58:46PM +0200, Jan Beulich wrote:
> Hello,
> now that I've been able to do a little bit of work from the office
> again, I've run into a regression from b72682c602b8 "scripts: Use
> stat to check lock claim". On one of my older machines I've noticed
> guests wouldn't launch anymore, which I've tracked down to the
> system having an old stat on it. Yes, the commit says the needed
> behavior has been available since 2009, but please let's not forget
> that we continue to support building with tool chains from about
> 2007.
> Putting in place and using newer tool chain versions without
> touching the base distro is pretty straightforward. Replacing the
> coreutils package isn't, and there's not even an override available
> by which one could point at an alternative one. Hence I think
> bumping the minimum required versions of basic tools should be
> done even more carefully than bumping required tool chain versions
> (which we've not dared to do in years). After having things
> successfully working again with a full revert, I'm now going to
> experiment with adapting behavior to stat's capabilities. Would
> something like that be acceptable (if it works out)?

Are you asking for reverting that patch?


> Jan



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