Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146979
RHEL4: rcp gives incorrect error report when file system writes fai
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:16 EST
*** This bug has been split off bug 67361 ***
------- Original comment by Need Real Name on 2002.06.23 11:32 -------
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Description of problem:
rcp in 7.x, derived from netkit-rsh-0.17, doesn't preserve errno when it
encounters a filesystem write error (e.g. filesystem out of space). When it
ultimately prints out an error message (in the switch(wrerr) statement), errno
is unpredictable. The easiest way to reproduce the problem is to rcp a
sizeable file onto a system's /boot filesystem. Instead of "No space left on
device", I've seen it say "Success" and "No such file or directory".
Fix is to add a wrerrno variable, and every time you have wrerr = YES, add a
statement wrerrno = YES. This fix is in more recent versions of the freebsd
Fix confirmed with 0.17-25.3. Moving to PROD_READY.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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