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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 <>

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.

Thierry Danis
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