Bug 241477 - new code to mount VFAT by label causes erratic "duplicate label" failures
Summary: new code to mount VFAT by label causes erratic "duplicate label" failures
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 240432
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mount   
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Version: 4.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-05-26 13:22 UTC by Stephan Wiesand
Modified: 2007-11-17 01:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-20 21:39:41 UTC
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bug fix patch (325 bytes, patch)
2007-10-29 20:26 UTC, Karel Zak
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Description Stephan Wiesand 2007-05-26 13:22:45 UTC
Description of problem:

If no label is found on a VFAT partition, the variable label is not touched at
all by the new code in mount/vfat.c. Consequently, mount thinks it has the same
label as the previous partition.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. create two consecutive partitions
2. create an ext3 filesystem and a label on the first partition
3. create a VFAT filesystem without label on the second
4. create an fstab entry to mount the first one by label
5. mount -a
Actual results:

# mount -a
mount: LABEL=... duplicate - not mounted

Expected results:

this should work (and it does if one uses dosfslabel on the VFAT fs)

Additional info:

This breaks existing dual boot systems. Not uncommon.

Comment 1 Karel Zak 2007-08-20 21:39:41 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 240432 ***

Comment 2 Troy Dawson 2007-10-29 19:00:25 UTC
The bug 240432 is not viewable by non-redhat employee's.
Can it be changed so it can be seen, or can the solution be posted to this bug

Comment 3 Karel Zak 2007-10-29 20:26:16 UTC
Created attachment 242391 [details]
bug fix patch

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