My first ATF test

Peter Holm peter at
Tue Feb 25 18:33:13 UTC 2014

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 09:47:52AM -0700, Alan Somers wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:11 AM, Peter Holm <peter at> wrote:
> > In order to understand how ATF works I wrote a small test so I had
> > something to work with:
> >
> > Did I get it right?
> ATF-wise, it looks good.  However, it's a bad idea to use random
> numbers in test code, except in stress tests.  Random numbers result
> in irreproducible tests.  How about replacing the body of dup2_r234131
> with something like this?

Thank you for looking at this.

>   int fd1, fd2, ret;
>   fd1 =  open("/etc/passwd", O_RDONLY);
>   fd2 = INT_MAX;
>   ret = dup2(fd1, fd2);
>   ATF_CHECK_EQ(-1, ret);
>   ATF_CHECK_EQ(EBADF, errno);


> On a side note, perhaps WARNS should be set in, so we
> won't have to set it in every other Makefile.

I agree.

I have a style question:
You have the constant as first argument to ATF_CHECK_EQ. It seems
that NetBSD has chosen to have it last, in most cases. Is your
choice the FreeBSD standard?

> -Alan


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