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Re: bin/52932: tests hang on netbsd-8

The following reply was made to PR bin/52932; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (Christos Zoulas)
To: Andreas Gustafsson <>, Kamil Rytarowski <>
Subject: Re: bin/52932: tests hang on netbsd-8
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:23:42 -0500

 On Jan 17,  9:18pm, (Andreas Gustafsson) wrote:
 -- Subject: Re: bin/52932: tests hang on netbsd-8
 | Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
 | > Already replied (please mark to skip the tests). We get fixes for golang
 | > exposing a buggy behavior of ptrace(2) with thread. It does not break
 | > more ptrace(2) than it was before.
 | Does this buggy behavior of ptrace(2) have a PR?
 | There's also the question of why the hanging test case didn't just
 | time out, but caused the entire test suite to hang.  Is this a
 | consequence of the ptrace(2) bug, or a bug in ATF?
 Well, it should eventually timeout, but that's up to the framework to
 do properly. The only way guarantee timeout is to fork a process and
 watch it. I am not sure if ATF does this.

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