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    SubjectRe: nfs compatibility bug between linux and other os'es
    On Sat, Jul 03, 1999 at 05:07:16AM +0200, Andreas Brodmann wrote:
    > We encountered the following bug when nfs mounting directories
    > from Solaris Servers, AIX Servers and Network Appliance Filers:
    >
    > the mkfifo command (and the C statement itself as well) fail to
    > create real fifos. Instead they create "normal" files. If we create
    > a fifo on a NetApp Filer coming from a Solaris machine the linux
    > box will show it as a character device mith major/minor 255/255.
    >
    > We've tested it thorough all kernels from 2.0.18 to 2.2.10. We're
    > using i386 architecture for our linux servers. Can anyone help us
    > here (bugfixes?).
    >
    > Our goal is to create Linux servers rootmounted on the
    > NetApp filer.
    >
    > P.S.: Using a linux box instead of a NetApp filer as nfs server
    > is no solution for us.
    >
    > Thanks for your help in advance and please excuse me if i'm
    > off topic here. I just didn't know where else to place this
    > report.
    >
    > Andreas
    >
    >
    >
    > ----
    >
    > Andreas Brodmann <andreas.brodmann@gmaare.migros.ch>
    >

    I do not seem to have the same behaviour if _directly_ creating
    a fifo on a NFS Solaris server :

    $ mkfifo p toto
    $ ls -l toto
    prw-rw-r-- 1 danis sig 0 Jul 3 19:57 toto

    Kernel is 2.2.10-ac4. Using 2.0.18 :

    $ mkfifo p toto
    $ ls -l toto
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 danis sig 0 Jul 3 19:59 toto

    So it seems to be a problem at least with 2.0.18.

    A+,
    --
    Thierry Danis
    Poste : 53 53 danis@spmo.sagem.fr

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