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Re: Smoke [blead] v5.15.0-213-gd632d9a FAIL(F) linux2.6.38-8-generic [debian] (x86_64/8 cpu)

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Nicholas Clark
July 4, 2011 06:54
Re: Smoke [blead] v5.15.0-213-gd632d9a FAIL(F) linux2.6.38-8-generic [debian] (x86_64/8 cpu)
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On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 02:47:07PM +0100, Paul LeoNerd Evans wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 09:46:57AM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:

> Hmm.. 
>   ./netdb.h:595:# define EAI_NONAME         -2    /* NAME or SERVICE is unknown.  */
> Looks like a permanent failure there, but that's my glibc on Linux. That
> particular error is supposed to be a permanent "the nameserver said this
> doesn't exist", rather than a temporary failure of not being able to
> talk to the nameserver or getting a response.
> That said, if it failed just once, it might just be e.g. a caching
> problem upstream somewhere. This is the sort of small wrapper around
> libc that's hard to unit test in a way that doesn't end up relying on
> external dependencies to give the right answers. :/

It failed just once

v5.15.0-213-gd632d9a  Configuration (common) -Dcc=g++ -O
----------- ---------------------------------------------------------
F O         -Uusenm
O O         -Uusenm -Duseithreads
| +--------- -DDEBUGGING
+----------- no debugging

so from what you're saying, that means someone somewhere is saying that it's
a permanent failure, when they should be saying that it's temporary? Grr.

Software hateful. Other people's software, doubly so.

Nicholas Clark

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