GNU bug report logs - #7394
rename() over NFS

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Package: coreutils; Reported by: Bruno Haible <bruno@HIDDEN>; Keywords: patch; merged with #7389; dated Sat, 13 Nov 2010 23:55:02 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.
Added tag(s) patch. Request was from era eriksson <era@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Merged 7389 7394. Request was from era eriksson <era@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Eric Blake wrote:
> For now, I'm okay with weakening the testsuite to ignore the NFS bug;
> please apply this patch, but let's also document the bug.

OK. Done like this:


2010-11-13  Bruno Haible  <bruno@HIDDEN>

	rename, renameat: Document Linux bug with NFS
	<http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2010-11/msg00154.html>.
	* doc/posix-functions/rename.texi: Mention the NFS bug on Linux.
	* doc/posix-functions/renameat.texi: Likewise.
	Suggested by Eric Blake.

--- doc/posix-functions/rename.texi.orig	Sun Nov 14 00:55:19 2010
+++ doc/posix-functions/rename.texi	Sun Nov 14 00:50:58 2010
@@ -60,6 +60,11 @@
 @code{ENOTDIR} if either argument is a symlink with a trailing slash:
 glibc, OpenBSD, Cygwin 1.7.
 @item
+After renaming a non-empty directory over an existing empty directory,
+the old directory name is still visible through the @code{stat} function
+for 30 seconds after the rename, on NFS file systems, on some platforms:
+Linux 2.6.18.
+@item
 This function will not rename a source that is currently opened
 by any process:
 mingw.
--- doc/posix-functions/renameat.texi.orig	Sun Nov 14 00:55:19 2010
+++ doc/posix-functions/renameat.texi	Sun Nov 14 00:52:06 2010
@@ -39,6 +39,11 @@
 @code{ENOTDIR} if either argument is a symlink with a trailing slash:
 glibc, OpenBSD, Cygwin 1.7.
 @item
+After renaming a non-empty directory over an existing empty directory,
+the old directory name is still visible through the @code{stat} function
+for 30 seconds after the rename, on NFS file systems, on some platforms:
+Linux 2.6.18.
+@item
 This function will not rename a source that is currently opened
 by any process:
 mingw.




Acknowledgement sent to Bruno Haible <bruno@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to owner <at> debbugs.gnu.org, bug-coreutils@HIDDEN:
bug#7394; Package coreutils. Full text available.
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