Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176821
Bad: Wont work for sharing tape drives
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:09 EST
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Description of problem:
Bad: When i try to share my tape drive DLTVS 80 on linux network using NFS then it gives /dev/st0: not a directory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount -f nfs root@<IP Address of sharing server>:/dev/st0 <mount point>
Actual Results: /dev/st0: not a directory
Expected Results: mount /dev/st0 on the specified mount point
I'm sorry, but this makes no sense at all.
1) you can't mount a char device on a mountpoint
2) even if you could, mounting a block device over NFS like this won't work
3) I'm not sure what the "root@" is supposed to mean here, but that's not valid
syntax for a NFS mount either
I'm going to go ahead and close this as NOTABUG. Please reopen if you have more
info about why it is one.