NFS bug (2.1.42..2.1.48)

H. Peter Anvin (
6 Aug 1997 05:35:45 GMT

It seems all versions of Linux from 2.1.42 on has had a problem that
it doesn't see a file that is created on an NFS system *by the same
system* immediately, but only some 5 seconds later. Now, I know the
network coherency issues are tricky, but it is a pretty severe bug for
the *same* system that creates the file not to see it immediately.
This, among other things, breaks configure (and has eaten my .newsrc
file far too many times :()


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