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SubjectRe: [PATCH] selftests: Make run_tests executable
On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:04:29 +0100
Frederic Weisbecker <> wrote:

> Make the main script that launches the tests to
> become executable. Otherwise people need to launch
> it as an argument to a new bash instance.

That's a feature ;)

The x bit can easily get lost on kernel scripts. For example, if
someone upgrades their kernel with patch(1) and the patch adds or
renames the script, the x bit gets lost.

If we were to set the x bit for the subset of people who get their
scripts direct from a git repository then those people might write and
distribute tools which fail when used by people who have lost their x
bit. I've seen this happen at least once before.

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