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SubjectRe: [NFS] Incompatibility with Solaris?
On Wednesday January 30, Telford002@aol.com wrote:
> I installed Suse 7.3 on my workstation and then exported the file
> system to a Solaris 2.6 x86 development station.
>
> I executed a build/make script on the Solaris workstation in
> a directory tree on the NFS exported file system.
>
> The build/make script creates some symbolic links during
> the build process. I notice that the paths to the real
> file are sometimes trash. I suspect some sort of RPC
> problem with symbolic links. Build/make procedures
> that create no symbolic links have no problems.
>
> The Suse 7.3 distribution uses a 2.4.10 kernel.
> I tried a 2.4.17 kernel. I received a message
> on the Solaris console that the RPC version in
> 2.4.17 was incompatible.

I'm sorry, but the NFS server in 2.4.10 (and hence Suse 7.3) has a bug
w.r.t. NFSv3 and symlinks.
Go for NFSv2 or a different kernel.

>
> I have a work around, but it might be worthwhile
> to check out.

Fixed in 2.4.11-dontuse and later

>
> Note that not every symbolic link created on the
> NFS file system during the build procedure is bad,
> just a few of them.

The ones where the length of the content is a multiple of 4 bytes in
fact.

NeilBrown

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> Joachim Martillo
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