Bug 193916 - mkisofs produces erroneous "Unknown file type (unallocated)" warning
mkisofs produces erroneous "Unknown file type (unallocated)" warning
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cdrtools (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
: Reopened
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Blocks: 176344 435953
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Reported: 2006-06-02 17:49 EDT by Xixi
Modified: 2010-10-22 01:03 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Clone Of: 174667
Last Closed: 2009-05-18 16:29:38 EDT
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proposed patch (454 bytes, patch)
2008-07-15 06:35 EDT, Harald Hoyer
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Description Xixi 2006-06-02 17:49:52 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #174667 +++

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Description of problem:
When running mkisfs sometimes you might get error such as:

    Unknown file type (unallocated) /some/path/.. - ignoring and continuing.

To reliably reproduce this bug you need to create a directory such that the ".."
directory entry preceeds the "." directory entry when opendir()/readdir() runs.
Quite frankly I don't know how you can go about achieving this. All I know is
that I have one such directory and mkisofs code depends on it discovering the
"." entry before the ".." entry (because when mkisofs encounters the ".." entry
it switches its lstatbuf with that which was saved from the "." entry - see

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mkisofs-2.01.1-9.0.FC4.1  cdrtools-2.01.1-9.0.FC4.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create directory /some/path with ".." having directory slot before "." entry
2.mkisofs -o /dev/null /some/path

Actual Results:  Unknown file type (unallocated) /some/path/.. - ignoring and

Expected Results:  No output

Additional info:

-- Additional comment from redhat@zacglen.com.au on 2005-12-01 04:14 EST --
*** Bug 174665 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

-- Additional comment from redhat@zacglen.com.au on 2006-04-19 07:43 EST --
Perhaps somebody might explain why this ticket suddenly closed itself a few
minutes ago.  I certainly didn't.

Why wont the bug be fixed?

-- Additional comment from harald@redhat.com on 2006-04-19 12:43 EST --
I see the bug, but I wont fix this. Please report this bug to the author of
mkisofs. The fix would need some more changes, than I am willing to patch in
every version.
Comment 11 Harald Hoyer 2008-07-15 06:35:09 EDT
Created attachment 311798 [details]
proposed patch
Comment 18 Jörg Schilling 2009-02-10 11:04:17 EST
Your problem has been fixed in the original software some time

The patch from harald is not sufficient to make things right.

Please fetch recent original software from:

Comment 21 errata-xmlrpc 2009-05-18 16:29:38 EDT
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
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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