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* bug#53194: System test partition.img differs in size across hosts(?)
@ 2022-01-11 19:31 Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix
  2022-01-11 19:44 ` Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix @ 2022-01-11 19:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 53194


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Guix,

This is weird.  On berlin:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ guix build 
/gnu/store/91wjmydy556ibl38xydpb8yisp3gvx8w-partition.img.drv
[…]
Creating filesystem with 351 1k blocks and 40 inodes
[…]
/gnu/store/q18ca3ilma0h5hpn4s39xhzn0kc7jm5x-partition.img
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

On my laptop:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ guix build 
/gnu/store/91wjmydy556ibl38xydpb8yisp3gvx8w-partition.img.drv
[…]
Creating filesystem with 242 1k blocks and 32 inodes
[…]
Copying files into the device: ext2fs_symlink: Could not allocate 
inode in ext2 filesystem while creating symlink "system"
__populate_fs: Could not allocate inode in ext2 filesystem while 
writing symlink"system"
mke2fs: Could not allocate inode in ext2 filesystem while 
populating file system
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

This happens with both a tmpfs and a bcachefs /tmp.

The same make check-system TESTS="openvswitch" fails for Marius as 
well, although I don't know the exact output.  They tested btrfs 
and tmpfs, and suggested a kernel regression.

I don't understand how that would cause this, but I'm forced to 
agree: something spooky is going on in the chroot and the kernel 
is a big variable.

The attached patch was written before I was aware of above 
weirdness and only works around the issue.

Kind regards,

T G-R


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From 18f288d4b69faa73ffb75488dbc924640441d7ee Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <me@tobias.gr>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 19:56:53 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] build: image: Account for fixed-size file system structures.

* gnu/build/image.scm (estimate-partition-size): Enforce a 1-MiB minimum.
---
 gnu/build/image.scm | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gnu/build/image.scm b/gnu/build/image.scm
index bdd5ec25a9..81caa424f8 100644
--- a/gnu/build/image.scm
+++ b/gnu/build/image.scm
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
 ;;; Copyright © 2016 Christine Lemmer-Webber <cwebber@dustycloud.org>
 ;;; Copyright © 2016, 2017 Leo Famulari <leo@famulari.name>
 ;;; Copyright © 2017 Marius Bakke <mbakke@fastmail.com>
-;;; Copyright © 2020 Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <me@tobias.gr>
+;;; Copyright © 2020, 2022 Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <me@tobias.gr>
 ;;; Copyright © 2020 Mathieu Othacehe <m.othacehe@gmail.com>
 ;;;
 ;;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
@@ -62,8 +62,10 @@ (define (size-in-kib size)
 
 (define (estimate-partition-size root)
   "Given the ROOT directory, evaluate and return its size.  As this doesn't
-take the partition metadata size into account, take a 25% margin."
-  (* 1.25 (file-size root)))
+take the partition metadata size into account, take a 25% margin.  As this in
+turn doesn't take any constant overhead into account, force a 1-MiB minimum."
+  (max (ash 1 20)
+       (* 1.25 (file-size root))))
 
 (define* (make-ext-image partition target root
                          #:key
-- 
2.34.0


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* bug#53194: System test partition.img differs in size across hosts(?)
  2022-01-11 19:31 bug#53194: System test partition.img differs in size across hosts(?) Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix
@ 2022-01-11 19:44 ` Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix @ 2022-01-11 19:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  Cc: 53194

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The most likely culprit is a change or difference in how the 
kernel answers FILE-SIZE's ‘how much disc space does FILE 
consume?’ — rounding it to N blocks or bytes, including or 
excluding directory sizes, differing reported directory sizes, 
etc.

I'll do more testing.

Kind regards,

T G-R

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