Bug 1285040 - Re-exporting of nfs share gives error message if export directory has space
Re-exporting of nfs share gives error message if export directory has space
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
Filesystem QE
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Blocks: 1269194
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Reported: 2015-11-24 12:54 EST by Shahish Nambiar
Modified: 2017-06-01 15:00 EDT (History)
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Description Shahish Nambiar 2015-11-24 12:54:34 EST
Description of problem:
Re-exporting of nfs share gives error "does not support NFS export" message if export directory has space.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Export a directory with contain space in it

 # cat /etc/exports 
 "/tmp/This is a test"  *(rw)

2) Now re-export the nfs share by restarting the nfs service or with "exportfs" command:

 # service nfs restart
 Shutting down NFS daemon:                                  [  OK  ]
 Shutting down NFS mountd:                                  [  OK  ]
 Shutting down NFS quotas:                                  [  OK  ]
 Shutting down NFS services:                                [  OK  ]
 Starting NFS services:  exportfs: /tmp/This is a test does not support NFS export
                                                           [  OK  ]
 Starting NFS quotas:                                       [  OK  ]
 Starting NFS mountd:                                       [  OK  ]
 Starting NFS daemon:                                       [  OK  ]


 # exportfs -rv
 exporting *:/tmp/This is a test
 exportfs: /tmp/This is a test does not support NFS export
 exporting *:/data

3) But the NFS share gets exports properly and also on client system mounting is successful.

 # showmount -e <NFS_SERVER_IP>
 Export list for <NFS_SERVER_IP>:
 /tmp/This is a test *

 # mount "<NFS_SERVER_IP>:/tmp/This is a test" /mnt -vv
 mount: no type was given - I'll assume nfs because of the colon
 mount: trying <NFS_SERVER_IP> prog 100003 vers 3 prot tcp port 2049
 mount: trying <NFS_SERVER_IP> prog 100005 vers 3 prot udp port 50097

 # mount | grep -i nfs
 <NFS_SERVER_IP>:/tmp/This is a test on /mnt type nfs (rw,addr=<NFS_CLIENT_IP>)

Expected results:
Need to ignore/remove the message "does not support NFS export" while re-exporting the nfs share even if export directory has space in it.
Comment 4 Chris Williams 2017-06-01 15:00:47 EDT
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 transitioned to the Production 3 Phase on May 10, 2017.  During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

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