Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193916
mkisofs produces erroneous "Unknown file type (unallocated)" warning
Last modified: 2010-10-22 01:03:58 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):
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 comment from email@example.com on 2005-12-01 04:14 EST --
*** Bug 174665 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
Created attachment 311798 [details]
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:
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