Bug 127802 - Mount of CFS fails with fedora2 mount, works with fedora1 mount
Summary: Mount of CFS fails with fedora2 mount, works with fedora1 mount
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux   
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Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-07-14 03:19 UTC by Aloril
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-31 13:45:58 UTC
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Description Aloril 2004-07-14 03:19:01 UTC
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Description of problem:
Cryptographic File System from Fedora Extras

/etc/fstab contains line:
localhost:/.cfsfs       /mnt/crypt  nfs

/etc/exports contains line:
/.cfsfs         localhost()

With Fedora 2 mount it fails:
# /bin/mount -v /mnt/crypt
mount to NFS server 'localhost' failed: server is down.
RPC Error: 0 ( Success )

Ethereal shows: Portmap V2 GETPORT Call

With Fedora 1 mount it succeeds:
# ./fedora1.mount -v /mnt/crypt
mount: failed with nfs mount version 4, trying 3..
localhost:/.cfsfs on /mnt/crypt type nfs

Ethereal shows: Portmap V2 DUMP Call

Everything else is same on this machine, only mount executable is

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
util-linux-2.12-18  kernel-2.6.5-1.358

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install cfs using yum with config at
2. service cfsd start
3. try same with mount executable from fedora1

Actual Results:  2. cfsd starts, mount fails
3. mount succeeds

Expected Results:  2. mount should have succeeded

Additional info:

not using kernel-2.6.6-1.435 because network doesn't come up, haven't
looked more at it

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2004-07-14 19:26:14 UTC
I'll be happy to try for a fix once the problem is explained. Right
now the most important thing is discovering the source of the problem
- I can't do that since cfs is involved. Would you try to track down
the problem, perhaps with the help of the cfs authors?

Comment 2 Johan Vromans 2004-08-24 20:51:11 UTC
CFS is quite critical for me. I'm running FC2 w/ updates to date.
How can I help?

Kernel: 2.6.7-1.494.2.2
util-linux: 2.12-18
cfs (+ -utils): 1.4.1-0.fdr.3.2

Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2004-12-10 15:30:27 UTC
This is a util-linux bug that will need to be worked out with the cfs
authors - cfs does non-standard things that I just can't debug very

Comment 4 Aloril 2005-09-23 07:35:52 UTC
Here is simple test which does not require any extra programs like cfs to test:
/etc/exports has this line:
/null localhost(sync)

Then this command works:
/bin/mount -o intr localhost:/null /c

but this command fails:
/bin/mount -o port=3049,intr localhost:/null /c
with this message:
mount to NFS server 'localhost' failed: server is down.

Both commands work with Fedora 1 mount program, even under Fedora 4.

Comment 5 Karel Zak 2005-09-30 14:56:38 UTC
Sorry, but FC2 is unsupported. It's maintained by The Fedora Legacy Project only.

Comment 6 Karel Zak 2005-10-31 13:45:58 UTC
Closing. Please, update to FC4.

Comment 7 Johan Vromans 2005-10-31 14:25:26 UTC
You mean that it works under FC4?

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