Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101070
bash shows old directory entries
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
When a firs bash is in a directory, say ~/bin of your files, it becomes
confused, if in another (second) shell ~/bin is moved to ~/bin2, and a cp -r
~/bin2 ~/bin is issued.
$ mv ~/bin ~/bin2
$ cp -r ~/bin2 ~/bin
ls -i in the first shell will show the old inode numbers, as a side note
executing a program from bin will not see the new versions of the files either,
it will run the old executables.
ls -i in the second shell will show the right inode numbers.
So it seems the first bash is using files that aren't even in the file system
anymore. This was done on an ext3 journaled file system, in case that is where
the problem acutally is.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd ~/bin in one bash. Assume ~/bin has some files in it.
2. in another bash
a. mv ~/bin ~/bin2
b. cp -r ~/bin2 ~/bin
c. ls -i ~/bin
3.In original bash ls -i ~/bin
4. Note the different inode numbers.
Actual Results: Old executables were being executed, after a cvs checkout, and
recompile occured in another shell.
Expected Results: I think bash would access the files that are still in the
Bash doesn't cache this sort of stuff.
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