Bug 236178 - Kate detect changed files option no longer works with NFS
Summary: Kate detect changed files option no longer works with NFS
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-12 11:50 UTC by Travers Carter
Modified: 2008-08-26 15:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-08-26 15:13:51 UTC
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
KDE Software Compilation 104523 None None None Never

Description Travers Carter 2007-04-12 11:50:01 UTC
Description of problem:
The "Warn about files modified by foreign processes" option in kate no longer 
detects changes to files on NFS filesystems.  In earlier versions (eg fc5) it 
was possible for kate to detect changes to files on network filesystems.  As 
far as I have been able to find this kate option is implemented using 
KDirWatch which has the kded daemon try to detect file changes using fam, 
dnotify, inotify or polling, but it appears that in fc6 kded is compiled 
with "--disable-libfam --enable-inotify", in effect forcing the use of inotify 
which doesn't detect modification on NFS filesystems unless they are made from 
the the machine where kate is running.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable "Warn about files modified by foreign processes" in kate
2. Open a file on an NFS filesystem
3. Modify the file directly on the NFS server
Actual results:
kate doesn't warn that the file has changed

Expected results:
kate should prompt to ignore/reload as it does with local files

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:51:07 UTC
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Comment 2 Travers Carter 2008-04-04 07:27:29 UTC
This bug is still present in the latest F7 version of kate 
I can't find which pacakge contains the kate binary in F9 to test that as yet.

Comment 3 Travers Carter 2008-04-29 06:22:09 UTC
I can also still replicate the problem in the Fedora 9 test version:
Kate v3.0.3 using KDE 4.0.3 (kdesdk-4.0.3-5.fc9.x86_64)

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Comment 5 Steven M. Parrish 2008-08-08 00:25:33 UTC
Is this still an issue with the latest KDE release?

Comment 6 Travers Carter 2008-08-08 10:53:22 UTC
Yes, I have retested and the problem still exists in the version of kate shipped in the 4.1.0-1.fc.9 rpms from fedora-updates-testing.

Comment 7 Travers Carter 2008-08-08 10:54:41 UTC
Sorry, that should be the  4.1.0-1.fc9.1 rpms

Comment 8 Steven M. Parrish 2008-08-26 15:13:51 UTC
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104523) and believe that it is more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.

We will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration in future updates.

Thank you for the bug report.

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