Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 247750
In kernel fuse does not allow NFS exports
Last modified: 2008-06-03 09:08:22 EDT
Description of problem:
Well, this might be more a feature/enhancement request than a bug, anyway here
The in kernel fuse module is somehow an old/different version than the one from
http://fuse.sourceforge.net/ and it does not support NFS exporting.
It would be kind, considering the amount of other patching, to add this one,
together with the latest fuse-libs, to the Fedora kernel.
This will enable the NFS export and keep the fuse subsystem up to date.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Well, mount some fuse filesystem, like ntfs-3g and export using NFS
mount the exported ntfs partition from a client
Funny, the client says the server refused the mount because of permission issues.
The server just report an "authenticated mount", with no errors at all.
The mount should take place.
It would be already good to provide a more clear error message, because what is
visible is a "permission" problem, which causes some confusion.
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
Well, the reported issue is well known and it is caused by the fact that the
in-kernel fuse is not in line with the one distributed by the fuse project.
The second one allows, to certain extent, to export fuse filesystems using NFS
(check docs for further warnings).
What I'm asking for is to use the latest fuse kernel module (from the fuse
project) and replace, as patch or else, the one in the Fedora kernel. At least
until things get synchronized in the mainline kernel.
Thanks for your support.
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I close this one, since I'm not using anymore NFS exported fuse filesystems.