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Re: bug#11436: Please disable test cp/parent-perm-race on hurd-i386

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: bug#11436: Please disable test cp/parent-perm-race on hurd-i386
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 11:46:16 +0200

Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> skribis:
>> Eric Blake, le Tue 08 May 2012 12:46:57 -0600, a écrit :
>>> http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/open.html
>>>     If path names a symbolic link, fail and set errno to [ELOOP].
>>> I wouldn't object to yet another O_* flag that can be used to disable
>>> translators,
>> The problem is that we can't expect people to know about that flag, and
>> use it where security is needed.
>>> but don't see how breaking POSIX semantics of a FIFO just because
>>> O_NOFOLLOW was used is warranted.
>> I don't mean it's warranted.  I mean that it's expected that using
>> O_NOFOLLOW will disable translators.  We can however perhaps refine the
>> behavior to at least make standard fifos work.
> Yes.  In glibc, ‘__hurd_file_name_lookup_retry’ does this:
>         if (flags & O_NOFOLLOW)
>           {
>             /* In Linux, O_NOFOLLOW means to reject symlinks.  If we

I'm closing this issue as notabug.
If you still think the test should be disabled for the Hurd,
feel free to reopen it.

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