Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443103
rdesktop drive redirection does not work if run normally, but works under strace/setarch -Z
Last modified: 2016-03-27 10:29:35 EDT
Description of problem:
I connect to a windows XP VM (running as a local KVM machine, but should be
rdesktop -g 1600x1100 -k en-gb $ip -r disk:homedir=/home/$mylogin
In "My Computer" I see a drive "homedir", but when I click on it, I get the
"""\\tsclient\homedir is not accessible. You might not have permission to use
this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if
you have access permissions
The device is not connected"""
HOWEVER - if I run:
strace -o file <the exact command above> it works!
If I start rdesktop, attach the strace with "strace -o file -p $PID" it fails
If I run:
setarch x86_64 -Z <the exact command above> it works!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "rdesktop $ip -r disk:homedir=/home/user"
2. observe it fails
3. run "setarch -Z rdesktop $ip -r disk:homedir=/home/user"
4. observe it works
Drive redirection fails when run normally
It should work
I will attach an image of the failing message box
Created attachment 302905 [details]
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This is apparently a race condition in rdesktop. Using strace is just a workaround for many such cases.
Also, in some Windows versions one need to redirect both sound and disk to make it work. Sometimes it is required to disable Windows simple file sharing as well. It's a mess.