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[v4,1/3] tst: Extend cross-test-ssh.sh to specify if target date can be altered

Message ID 20210217223158.16441-1-lukma@denx.de
State Superseded
Delegated to: Adhemerval Zanella Netto
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Series [v4,1/3] tst: Extend cross-test-ssh.sh to specify if target date can be altered | expand

Commit Message

Lukasz Majewski Feb. 17, 2021, 10:31 p.m. UTC
This code adds new flag - '--allow-time-setting' to cross-test-ssh.sh
script to indicate if it is allowed to alter the date on the system
on which tests are executed. This change is supposed to be used with
test systems, which use virtual machines for testing.

The GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING env variable is exported to the
remote environment on which the eligible test is run and brings no
functional change when it is not.

Changes for v2:
- Utilize flock to provide serialization of cross-test-ssh.sh script
  execution.
- Add entry to manual/install.texi about --allow-time-setting flag
  usage.

Changes for v3:
- The install.texi manual has been augmented to explain two distinct
  use cases for setting the time on target system.

Changes for v4:
- Add -w switch to flock (specify timeout)
- Check return value of flock - exit ssh shell script
- Allow user override of FLOCK_* variables
- Rewrite the script's information/help text
- Rewrite the install.texi manual entry for this
  script usage
---
 manual/install.texi       | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 2 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Comments

Lukasz Majewski Feb. 24, 2021, 9:21 a.m. UTC | #1
Dear Community,

> This code adds new flag - '--allow-time-setting' to cross-test-ssh.sh
> script to indicate if it is allowed to alter the date on the system
> on which tests are executed. This change is supposed to be used with
> test systems, which use virtual machines for testing.
> 
> The GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING env variable is exported to the
> remote environment on which the eligible test is run and brings no
> functional change when it is not.

Do you have any more comments regarding this patch? 

> 
> Changes for v2:
> - Utilize flock to provide serialization of cross-test-ssh.sh script
>   execution.
> - Add entry to manual/install.texi about --allow-time-setting flag
>   usage.
> 
> Changes for v3:
> - The install.texi manual has been augmented to explain two distinct
>   use cases for setting the time on target system.
> 
> Changes for v4:
> - Add -w switch to flock (specify timeout)
> - Check return value of flock - exit ssh shell script
> - Allow user override of FLOCK_* variables
> - Rewrite the script's information/help text
> - Rewrite the install.texi manual entry for this
>   script usage
> ---
>  manual/install.texi       | 17 +++++++++++++++++
>  scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  2 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/manual/install.texi b/manual/install.texi
> index 419576f49c..5b32401805 100644
> --- a/manual/install.texi
> +++ b/manual/install.texi
> @@ -380,6 +380,23 @@ the newly built binaries of @theglibc{}.  The
> source and build directories must be visible at the same locations on
> both the build system and @var{hostname}.
>  
> +It is also possible to execute tests, which require setting date on
> +the target machine. Following use cases are supported:
> +@itemize @bullet
> +@item
> +@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} is set in the environment in
> +which eligible tests are executed and have priviledges to run
> +@code{clock_settime}. In this case nothing prevents those tests from
> +running in parallel, so the caller shall assure that those tests
> +are serialized or provide a proper wrapper script for it.
> +
> +@item
> +The @code{cross-test-ssh.sh} script is used and one passes the
> +@option{--allow-time-setting} flag. In this case both setting
> +@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} and serialization of tests
> +execution are assured automatically.
> +@end itemize
> +
>  In general, when testing @theglibc{}, @samp{test-wrapper} may be set
>  to the name and arguments of any program to run newly built binaries.
>  This program must preserve the arguments to the binary being run, its
> diff --git a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
> index 6d8fbcdfd2..e73802974d 100755
> --- a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
> +++ b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
> @@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
>  
>  progname="$(basename $0)"
>  
> -usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] HOST COMMAND ..."
> +usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] [--allow-time-setting] HOST
> COMMAND ..." help="Run a glibc test COMMAND on the remote machine
> HOST, via ssh, preserving the current working directory, and
> respecting quoting. 
> @@ -32,6 +32,11 @@ instead of ordinary 'ssh'.
>  If the '--timeoutfactor FACTOR' flag is present, set TIMEOUTFACTOR on
>  the remote machine to the specified FACTOR.
>  
> +If the '--allow-time-setting' flag is present, set
> +GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING on the remote machine to indicate that
> +time can be safely adjusted when e.g. tests are run in a virtual
> +machine.
> +
>  To use this to run glibc tests, invoke the tests as follows:
>  
>    $ make test-wrapper='ABSPATH/cross-test-ssh.sh HOST' tests
> @@ -81,6 +86,10 @@ while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
>        timeoutfactor="$1"
>        ;;
>  
> +    "--allow-time-setting")
> +      settimeallowed="1"
> +      ;;
> +
>      "--help")
>        echo "$usage"
>        echo "$help"
> @@ -127,6 +136,21 @@ if [ "$timeoutfactor" ]; then
>  ${command}"
>  fi
>  
> +# Add command to set the info that time on target can be adjusted,
> +# if required.
> +# Serialize execution of this script on target to prevent from
> unintended +# change of target time.
> +FLOCK_PATH="${FLOCK_PATH:-/var/lock/clock_settime}"
> +FLOCK_TIMEOUT="${FLOCK_TIMEOUT:-20}"
> +FLOCK_FD="${FLOCK_FD:-99}"
> +if [ "$settimeallowed" ]; then
> +  command="exec ${FLOCK_FD}<>${FLOCK_PATH}
> +flock -w ${FLOCK_TIMEOUT} ${FLOCK_FD}
> +if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then exit 1; fi
> +export GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING=1
> +${command}"
> +fi
> +
>  # HOST's sshd simply concatenates its arguments with spaces and
>  # passes them to some shell.  We want to force the use of /bin/sh,
>  # so we need to re-quote the whole command to ensure it appears as




Best regards,

Lukasz Majewski

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Adhemerval Zanella Feb. 24, 2021, 12:42 p.m. UTC | #2
On 17/02/2021 19:31, Lukasz Majewski wrote:
> This code adds new flag - '--allow-time-setting' to cross-test-ssh.sh
> script to indicate if it is allowed to alter the date on the system
> on which tests are executed. This change is supposed to be used with
> test systems, which use virtual machines for testing.
> 
> The GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING env variable is exported to the
> remote environment on which the eligible test is run and brings no
> functional change when it is not.
> 
> Changes for v2:
> - Utilize flock to provide serialization of cross-test-ssh.sh script
>   execution.
> - Add entry to manual/install.texi about --allow-time-setting flag
>   usage.
> 
> Changes for v3:
> - The install.texi manual has been augmented to explain two distinct
>   use cases for setting the time on target system.
> 
> Changes for v4:
> - Add -w switch to flock (specify timeout)
> - Check return value of flock - exit ssh shell script
> - Allow user override of FLOCK_* variables
> - Rewrite the script's information/help text
> - Rewrite the install.texi manual entry for this
>   script usage

I think this would require a v5: if you decide to use the flock command
it should be documented on the manual, otherwise it should be done with
the .NOTPARALLEL special rule (as below). 

> ---
>  manual/install.texi       | 17 +++++++++++++++++
>  scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  2 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/manual/install.texi b/manual/install.texi
> index 419576f49c..5b32401805 100644
> --- a/manual/install.texi
> +++ b/manual/install.texi
> @@ -380,6 +380,23 @@ the newly built binaries of @theglibc{}.  The source and build
>  directories must be visible at the same locations on both the build
>  system and @var{hostname}.
>  
> +It is also possible to execute tests, which require setting date on
> +the target machine. Following use cases are supported:

Two space after period.  There are other occurrences that need to be
fixed on this patch as well.

> +@itemize @bullet
> +@item
> +@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} is set in the environment in
> +which eligible tests are executed and have priviledges to run

s/priviledges/privilege

> +@code{clock_settime}. In this case nothing prevents those tests from
> +running in parallel, so the caller shall assure that those tests
> +are serialized or provide a proper wrapper script for it.
> +
> +@item
> +The @code{cross-test-ssh.sh} script is used and one passes the
> +@option{--allow-time-setting} flag. In this case both setting
> +@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} and serialization of tests
> +execution are assured automatically.
> +@end itemize
> +
>  In general, when testing @theglibc{}, @samp{test-wrapper} may be set
>  to the name and arguments of any program to run newly built binaries.
>  This program must preserve the arguments to the binary being run, its
> diff --git a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
> index 6d8fbcdfd2..e73802974d 100755
> --- a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
> +++ b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
> @@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
>  
>  progname="$(basename $0)"
>  
> -usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] HOST COMMAND ..."
> +usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] [--allow-time-setting] HOST COMMAND ..."
>  help="Run a glibc test COMMAND on the remote machine HOST, via ssh,
>  preserving the current working directory, and respecting quoting.
>  
> @@ -32,6 +32,11 @@ instead of ordinary 'ssh'.
>  If the '--timeoutfactor FACTOR' flag is present, set TIMEOUTFACTOR on
>  the remote machine to the specified FACTOR.
>  
> +If the '--allow-time-setting' flag is present, set
> +GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING on the remote machine to indicate that
> +time can be safely adjusted when e.g. tests are run in a virtual
> +machine.

Maybe:

  time can be safely adjusted (e.g. on a virtual machine).

> +
>  To use this to run glibc tests, invoke the tests as follows:
>  
>    $ make test-wrapper='ABSPATH/cross-test-ssh.sh HOST' tests
> @@ -81,6 +86,10 @@ while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
>        timeoutfactor="$1"
>        ;;
>  
> +    "--allow-time-setting")
> +      settimeallowed="1"
> +      ;;
> +
>      "--help")
>        echo "$usage"
>        echo "$help"

Ok.

> @@ -127,6 +136,21 @@ if [ "$timeoutfactor" ]; then
>  ${command}"
>  fi
>  
> +# Add command to set the info that time on target can be adjusted,
> +# if required.
> +# Serialize execution of this script on target to prevent from unintended
> +# change of target time.
> +FLOCK_PATH="${FLOCK_PATH:-/var/lock/clock_settime}"
> +FLOCK_TIMEOUT="${FLOCK_TIMEOUT:-20}"
> +FLOCK_FD="${FLOCK_FD:-99}"
> +if [ "$settimeallowed" ]; then
> +  command="exec ${FLOCK_FD}<>${FLOCK_PATH}
> +flock -w ${FLOCK_TIMEOUT} ${FLOCK_FD}
> +if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then exit 1; fi
> +export GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING=1
> +${command}"
> +fi
> +
>  # HOST's sshd simply concatenates its arguments with spaces and
>  # passes them to some shell.  We want to force the use of /bin/sh,
>  # so we need to re-quote the whole command to ensure it appears as
> 

This requires the util-linux to be installed on the system (flock).
I think this should ok, but it need a note on the manual specifying
that if '--allow-time-setting' is used the 'flock' command should be
present on the target system.

The usual way to force non-parallel testing (as done for nptl and
benchtests) is through the special target .NOTPARALLEL.  Not sure
how easy would be to check , but one option would be to check
for '--allow-time-setting' on test-wrapper command and add the
.NOTPARALLEL rules as done in nptl/Makefile.
Lukasz Majewski Feb. 28, 2021, 11:06 p.m. UTC | #3
Hi Adhemerval,

> On 17/02/2021 19:31, Lukasz Majewski wrote:
> > This code adds new flag - '--allow-time-setting' to
> > cross-test-ssh.sh script to indicate if it is allowed to alter the
> > date on the system on which tests are executed. This change is
> > supposed to be used with test systems, which use virtual machines
> > for testing.
> > 
> > The GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING env variable is exported to the
> > remote environment on which the eligible test is run and brings no
> > functional change when it is not.
> > 
> > Changes for v2:
> > - Utilize flock to provide serialization of cross-test-ssh.sh script
> >   execution.
> > - Add entry to manual/install.texi about --allow-time-setting flag
> >   usage.
> > 
> > Changes for v3:
> > - The install.texi manual has been augmented to explain two distinct
> >   use cases for setting the time on target system.
> > 
> > Changes for v4:
> > - Add -w switch to flock (specify timeout)
> > - Check return value of flock - exit ssh shell script
> > - Allow user override of FLOCK_* variables
> > - Rewrite the script's information/help text
> > - Rewrite the install.texi manual entry for this
> >   script usage  
> 
> I think this would require a v5: if you decide to use the flock
> command it should be documented on the manual, otherwise it should be
> done with the .NOTPARALLEL special rule (as below). 
> 
> > ---
> >  manual/install.texi       | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> >  scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> >  2 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/manual/install.texi b/manual/install.texi
> > index 419576f49c..5b32401805 100644
> > --- a/manual/install.texi
> > +++ b/manual/install.texi
> > @@ -380,6 +380,23 @@ the newly built binaries of @theglibc{}.  The
> > source and build directories must be visible at the same locations
> > on both the build system and @var{hostname}.
> >  
> > +It is also possible to execute tests, which require setting date on
> > +the target machine. Following use cases are supported:  
> 
> Two space after period.  There are other occurrences that need to be
> fixed on this patch as well.
> 
> > +@itemize @bullet
> > +@item
> > +@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} is set in the environment in
> > +which eligible tests are executed and have priviledges to run  
> 
> s/priviledges/privilege
> 
> > +@code{clock_settime}. In this case nothing prevents those tests
> > from +running in parallel, so the caller shall assure that those
> > tests +are serialized or provide a proper wrapper script for it.
> > +
> > +@item
> > +The @code{cross-test-ssh.sh} script is used and one passes the
> > +@option{--allow-time-setting} flag. In this case both setting
> > +@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} and serialization of tests
> > +execution are assured automatically.
> > +@end itemize
> > +
> >  In general, when testing @theglibc{}, @samp{test-wrapper} may be
> > set to the name and arguments of any program to run newly built
> > binaries. This program must preserve the arguments to the binary
> > being run, its diff --git a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
> > b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh index 6d8fbcdfd2..e73802974d 100755
> > --- a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
> > +++ b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
> > @@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
> >  
> >  progname="$(basename $0)"
> >  
> > -usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] HOST COMMAND ..."
> > +usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] [--allow-time-setting] HOST
> > COMMAND ..." help="Run a glibc test COMMAND on the remote machine
> > HOST, via ssh, preserving the current working directory, and
> > respecting quoting. 
> > @@ -32,6 +32,11 @@ instead of ordinary 'ssh'.
> >  If the '--timeoutfactor FACTOR' flag is present, set TIMEOUTFACTOR
> > on the remote machine to the specified FACTOR.
> >  
> > +If the '--allow-time-setting' flag is present, set
> > +GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING on the remote machine to indicate
> > that +time can be safely adjusted when e.g. tests are run in a
> > virtual +machine.  
> 
> Maybe:
> 
>   time can be safely adjusted (e.g. on a virtual machine).
> 
> > +
> >  To use this to run glibc tests, invoke the tests as follows:
> >  
> >    $ make test-wrapper='ABSPATH/cross-test-ssh.sh HOST' tests
> > @@ -81,6 +86,10 @@ while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
> >        timeoutfactor="$1"
> >        ;;
> >  
> > +    "--allow-time-setting")
> > +      settimeallowed="1"
> > +      ;;
> > +
> >      "--help")
> >        echo "$usage"
> >        echo "$help"  
> 
> Ok.
> 
> > @@ -127,6 +136,21 @@ if [ "$timeoutfactor" ]; then
> >  ${command}"
> >  fi
> >  
> > +# Add command to set the info that time on target can be adjusted,
> > +# if required.
> > +# Serialize execution of this script on target to prevent from
> > unintended +# change of target time.
> > +FLOCK_PATH="${FLOCK_PATH:-/var/lock/clock_settime}"
> > +FLOCK_TIMEOUT="${FLOCK_TIMEOUT:-20}"
> > +FLOCK_FD="${FLOCK_FD:-99}"
> > +if [ "$settimeallowed" ]; then
> > +  command="exec ${FLOCK_FD}<>${FLOCK_PATH}
> > +flock -w ${FLOCK_TIMEOUT} ${FLOCK_FD}
> > +if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then exit 1; fi
> > +export GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING=1
> > +${command}"
> > +fi
> > +
> >  # HOST's sshd simply concatenates its arguments with spaces and
> >  # passes them to some shell.  We want to force the use of /bin/sh,
> >  # so we need to re-quote the whole command to ensure it appears as
> >   
> 
> This requires the util-linux to be installed on the system (flock).
> I think this should ok, but it need a note on the manual specifying
> that if '--allow-time-setting' is used the 'flock' command should be
> present on the target system.
> 

The 'flock' solution has on big advantage - it is easy to add to the
cross-test-ssh.sh script. It just extends this particular wrapper (a
few lines of code), as it is forbidden (for now) to adjust time on HOST
(i.e. non VM) system.

It works well for running Y2038 VM tests.

> The usual way to force non-parallel testing (as done for nptl and
> benchtests) is through the special target .NOTPARALLEL. 

The approach with .NOTPARALLEL seems to be more generic, but would
require some Makefiles (and Rules) modification, which may be time
consuming.

> Not sure
> how easy would be to check , but one option would be to check
> for '--allow-time-setting' on test-wrapper command and add the
> .NOTPARALLEL rules as done in nptl/Makefile.

I also think that the implementation would require checking arguments
passed to 'test-wrapper' env variable and define .NOTPARALLEL: target
for several Makefiles (in ./time , ./misc , ./io , etc.).

I do have a feeling that for our purpose (to add tests) it would be
easier for maintenance to use 'flock' and then (if required) move to
.NOTPARALLEL. In the end of the day both approaches do their job, but
IMHO 'flock' is easier to maintain and implement.


Off topic:
----------
What is the purpose of MAKECMDGOALS variable in nptl/Makefile? It
is only used in this place.


Best regards,

Lukasz Majewski

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Adhemerval Zanella March 2, 2021, 1:58 p.m. UTC | #4
On 28/02/2021 20:06, Lukasz Majewski wrote:
> Hi Adhemerval,
> 
>> On 17/02/2021 19:31, Lukasz Majewski wrote:
>>> This code adds new flag - '--allow-time-setting' to
>>> cross-test-ssh.sh script to indicate if it is allowed to alter the
>>> date on the system on which tests are executed. This change is
>>> supposed to be used with test systems, which use virtual machines
>>> for testing.
>>>
>>> The GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING env variable is exported to the
>>> remote environment on which the eligible test is run and brings no
>>> functional change when it is not.
>>>
>>> Changes for v2:
>>> - Utilize flock to provide serialization of cross-test-ssh.sh script
>>>   execution.
>>> - Add entry to manual/install.texi about --allow-time-setting flag
>>>   usage.
>>>
>>> Changes for v3:
>>> - The install.texi manual has been augmented to explain two distinct
>>>   use cases for setting the time on target system.
>>>
>>> Changes for v4:
>>> - Add -w switch to flock (specify timeout)
>>> - Check return value of flock - exit ssh shell script
>>> - Allow user override of FLOCK_* variables
>>> - Rewrite the script's information/help text
>>> - Rewrite the install.texi manual entry for this
>>>   script usage  
>>
>> I think this would require a v5: if you decide to use the flock
>> command it should be documented on the manual, otherwise it should be
>> done with the .NOTPARALLEL special rule (as below). 
>>
>>> ---
>>>  manual/install.texi       | 17 +++++++++++++++++
>>>  scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>>>  2 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/manual/install.texi b/manual/install.texi
>>> index 419576f49c..5b32401805 100644
>>> --- a/manual/install.texi
>>> +++ b/manual/install.texi
>>> @@ -380,6 +380,23 @@ the newly built binaries of @theglibc{}.  The
>>> source and build directories must be visible at the same locations
>>> on both the build system and @var{hostname}.
>>>  
>>> +It is also possible to execute tests, which require setting date on
>>> +the target machine. Following use cases are supported:  
>>
>> Two space after period.  There are other occurrences that need to be
>> fixed on this patch as well.
>>
>>> +@itemize @bullet
>>> +@item
>>> +@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} is set in the environment in
>>> +which eligible tests are executed and have priviledges to run  
>>
>> s/priviledges/privilege
>>
>>> +@code{clock_settime}. In this case nothing prevents those tests
>>> from +running in parallel, so the caller shall assure that those
>>> tests +are serialized or provide a proper wrapper script for it.
>>> +
>>> +@item
>>> +The @code{cross-test-ssh.sh} script is used and one passes the
>>> +@option{--allow-time-setting} flag. In this case both setting
>>> +@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} and serialization of tests
>>> +execution are assured automatically.
>>> +@end itemize
>>> +
>>>  In general, when testing @theglibc{}, @samp{test-wrapper} may be
>>> set to the name and arguments of any program to run newly built
>>> binaries. This program must preserve the arguments to the binary
>>> being run, its diff --git a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
>>> b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh index 6d8fbcdfd2..e73802974d 100755
>>> --- a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
>>> +++ b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
>>> @@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
>>>  
>>>  progname="$(basename $0)"
>>>  
>>> -usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] HOST COMMAND ..."
>>> +usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] [--allow-time-setting] HOST
>>> COMMAND ..." help="Run a glibc test COMMAND on the remote machine
>>> HOST, via ssh, preserving the current working directory, and
>>> respecting quoting. 
>>> @@ -32,6 +32,11 @@ instead of ordinary 'ssh'.
>>>  If the '--timeoutfactor FACTOR' flag is present, set TIMEOUTFACTOR
>>> on the remote machine to the specified FACTOR.
>>>  
>>> +If the '--allow-time-setting' flag is present, set
>>> +GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING on the remote machine to indicate
>>> that +time can be safely adjusted when e.g. tests are run in a
>>> virtual +machine.  
>>
>> Maybe:
>>
>>   time can be safely adjusted (e.g. on a virtual machine).
>>
>>> +
>>>  To use this to run glibc tests, invoke the tests as follows:
>>>  
>>>    $ make test-wrapper='ABSPATH/cross-test-ssh.sh HOST' tests
>>> @@ -81,6 +86,10 @@ while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
>>>        timeoutfactor="$1"
>>>        ;;
>>>  
>>> +    "--allow-time-setting")
>>> +      settimeallowed="1"
>>> +      ;;
>>> +
>>>      "--help")
>>>        echo "$usage"
>>>        echo "$help"  
>>
>> Ok.
>>
>>> @@ -127,6 +136,21 @@ if [ "$timeoutfactor" ]; then
>>>  ${command}"
>>>  fi
>>>  
>>> +# Add command to set the info that time on target can be adjusted,
>>> +# if required.
>>> +# Serialize execution of this script on target to prevent from
>>> unintended +# change of target time.
>>> +FLOCK_PATH="${FLOCK_PATH:-/var/lock/clock_settime}"
>>> +FLOCK_TIMEOUT="${FLOCK_TIMEOUT:-20}"
>>> +FLOCK_FD="${FLOCK_FD:-99}"
>>> +if [ "$settimeallowed" ]; then
>>> +  command="exec ${FLOCK_FD}<>${FLOCK_PATH}
>>> +flock -w ${FLOCK_TIMEOUT} ${FLOCK_FD}
>>> +if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then exit 1; fi
>>> +export GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING=1
>>> +${command}"
>>> +fi
>>> +
>>>  # HOST's sshd simply concatenates its arguments with spaces and
>>>  # passes them to some shell.  We want to force the use of /bin/sh,
>>>  # so we need to re-quote the whole command to ensure it appears as
>>>   
>>
>> This requires the util-linux to be installed on the system (flock).
>> I think this should ok, but it need a note on the manual specifying
>> that if '--allow-time-setting' is used the 'flock' command should be
>> present on the target system.
>>
> 
> The 'flock' solution has on big advantage - it is easy to add to the
> cross-test-ssh.sh script. It just extends this particular wrapper (a
> few lines of code), as it is forbidden (for now) to adjust time on HOST
> (i.e. non VM) system.
> 
> It works well for running Y2038 VM tests.
> 
>> The usual way to force non-parallel testing (as done for nptl and
>> benchtests) is through the special target .NOTPARALLEL. 
> 
> The approach with .NOTPARALLEL seems to be more generic, but would
> require some Makefiles (and Rules) modification, which may be time
> consuming.
> 
>> Not sure
>> how easy would be to check , but one option would be to check
>> for '--allow-time-setting' on test-wrapper command and add the
>> .NOTPARALLEL rules as done in nptl/Makefile.
> 
> I also think that the implementation would require checking arguments
> passed to 'test-wrapper' env variable and define .NOTPARALLEL: target
> for several Makefiles (in ./time , ./misc , ./io , etc.).
> 
> I do have a feeling that for our purpose (to add tests) it would be
> easier for maintenance to use 'flock' and then (if required) move to
> .NOTPARALLEL. In the end of the day both approaches do their job, but
> IMHO 'flock' is easier to maintain and implement.

Fair enough, flock seems ok. Please add a note on INSTALL that it requires
flock from util-linux to work with GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING

> 
> 
> Off topic:
> ----------
> What is the purpose of MAKECMDGOALS variable in nptl/Makefile? It
> is only used in this place.
> 

This is set by GNU make itself [1] and my understanding it runs the
nptl tests in non-parallel manner unless you specify the test itself
(make test t=nptl/xxxxx).

[1] https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/html_node/Goals.html

> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Lukasz Majewski
> 
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diff --git a/manual/install.texi b/manual/install.texi
index 419576f49c..5b32401805 100644
--- a/manual/install.texi
+++ b/manual/install.texi
@@ -380,6 +380,23 @@  the newly built binaries of @theglibc{}.  The source and build
 directories must be visible at the same locations on both the build
 system and @var{hostname}.
 
+It is also possible to execute tests, which require setting date on
+the target machine. Following use cases are supported:
+@itemize @bullet
+@item
+@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} is set in the environment in
+which eligible tests are executed and have priviledges to run
+@code{clock_settime}. In this case nothing prevents those tests from
+running in parallel, so the caller shall assure that those tests
+are serialized or provide a proper wrapper script for it.
+
+@item
+The @code{cross-test-ssh.sh} script is used and one passes the
+@option{--allow-time-setting} flag. In this case both setting
+@code{GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING} and serialization of tests
+execution are assured automatically.
+@end itemize
+
 In general, when testing @theglibc{}, @samp{test-wrapper} may be set
 to the name and arguments of any program to run newly built binaries.
 This program must preserve the arguments to the binary being run, its
diff --git a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
index 6d8fbcdfd2..e73802974d 100755
--- a/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
+++ b/scripts/cross-test-ssh.sh
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ 
 
 progname="$(basename $0)"
 
-usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] HOST COMMAND ..."
+usage="usage: ${progname} [--ssh SSH] [--allow-time-setting] HOST COMMAND ..."
 help="Run a glibc test COMMAND on the remote machine HOST, via ssh,
 preserving the current working directory, and respecting quoting.
 
@@ -32,6 +32,11 @@  instead of ordinary 'ssh'.
 If the '--timeoutfactor FACTOR' flag is present, set TIMEOUTFACTOR on
 the remote machine to the specified FACTOR.
 
+If the '--allow-time-setting' flag is present, set
+GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING on the remote machine to indicate that
+time can be safely adjusted when e.g. tests are run in a virtual
+machine.
+
 To use this to run glibc tests, invoke the tests as follows:
 
   $ make test-wrapper='ABSPATH/cross-test-ssh.sh HOST' tests
@@ -81,6 +86,10 @@  while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
       timeoutfactor="$1"
       ;;
 
+    "--allow-time-setting")
+      settimeallowed="1"
+      ;;
+
     "--help")
       echo "$usage"
       echo "$help"
@@ -127,6 +136,21 @@  if [ "$timeoutfactor" ]; then
 ${command}"
 fi
 
+# Add command to set the info that time on target can be adjusted,
+# if required.
+# Serialize execution of this script on target to prevent from unintended
+# change of target time.
+FLOCK_PATH="${FLOCK_PATH:-/var/lock/clock_settime}"
+FLOCK_TIMEOUT="${FLOCK_TIMEOUT:-20}"
+FLOCK_FD="${FLOCK_FD:-99}"
+if [ "$settimeallowed" ]; then
+  command="exec ${FLOCK_FD}<>${FLOCK_PATH}
+flock -w ${FLOCK_TIMEOUT} ${FLOCK_FD}
+if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then exit 1; fi
+export GLIBC_TEST_ALLOW_TIME_SETTING=1
+${command}"
+fi
+
 # HOST's sshd simply concatenates its arguments with spaces and
 # passes them to some shell.  We want to force the use of /bin/sh,
 # so we need to re-quote the whole command to ensure it appears as