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authorPau Espin Pedrol <pespin@sysmocom.de>2017-11-02 15:03:58 +0100
committerNeels Hofmeyr <neels@hofmeyr.de>2018-11-28 17:15:34 +0100
commit627aea5142d0f3826fcd7c807f5799bec98f9a09 (patch)
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parent3ed0391ab30178f0c8e518935b4e8d3268f6e94d (diff)
OsmoGSMTester: Explain patchelf is used sometimes to modify RPATH
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diff --git a/doc/manuals/chapters/intro.adoc b/doc/manuals/chapters/intro.adoc
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@@ -385,7 +385,11 @@ separate processes.
Also, the binaries from a trial are never installed system-wide, but are run
with a specific 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH' pointing at the trial's 'inst', so that
-several trials can run consecutively without conflicting binary versions.
+several trials can run consecutively without conflicting binary versions. For
+some specific binaries which require extra permissions (such as osmo-bts-octphy
+requiring 'CAP_NET_RAW'), 'patchelf' program is used to modify the binary
+'RPATH' field instead because the OS dynamic linker skips 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH' for
+binaries with special permissions.
Once a test suite run is complete, all its reserved resources are torn down (if
the test scripts have not done so already), and the reservations are released