|Summary:||can't use created devices on floppy disks|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Brian Mitchell <brian>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-07-09 22:41:43 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Brian Mitchell 2001-07-09 22:41:39 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0) Description of problem: Access to device nodes stored on a floppy disk fails. I've reproduced this on three seperate redhat systems (only 2 of which installed by me). Debian was also tested, using kernel 2.2, it did not appear to be affected. I tried to build a stock 2.2 kernel, and that also appeared to fail, but that is a seperate unrelated matter. How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.mke2fs /dev/fd0 note: I tried making a minix filesystem as well, the results did not change. 2.mount /mnt/floppy 3.cd /mnt/floppy 4.cp -R /dev/null . 5.cat null <this should fail> 6.cat /dev/null <this should not fail> If this is tried on other block devices (tried ide drives, scsi drives, even a ramdisk) it works as one would expect. Actual Results: cat of the version of null on floppy: cat: null: Permission Denied cat of the version of null in /dev: <just another prompt, as expected> Expected Results: the two cat commands should produce identical results. Additional info: according to strace, the error recieved is EACCESS. As I mentioned, this only occurs on floppy disks. I can't reproduce it on any other block device.
Comment 1 Brian Mitchell 2001-07-11 22:42:44 UTC
operator error. I did not notice that fstab has nodev for /mnt/floppy. doh.