Re: 2.2.14 Weird Userland NFS bug...

From: Trond Myklebust (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 04:20:15 EST

>>>>> " " == Robert Dinse <> writes:

> Have run into a strange NFS bug with the userland NFS,
> actually doesn't
> really matter userland or kernel as this is a case of the NFS
> file system being mounted FROM a SunOS box onto a Linux box,
> SunOS box SunOS 4.1.4, Linux kernel 2.2.14.

> Here is what happens; I have a web server running under
> Linux reading
> files on a SunOS system. If I change the permissions on a file
> on the SunOS file system, the Linux machine doesn't see it
> unless I also do a "touch file" to update the last updated
> time.

Sounds like a caching issue. Is root the user who's supposed to be
denied access? If so, it's a 'feature, not a bug' since under NFSv2,
there is no way of detecting root squashing on the client side.


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