Bug 45525 - NFS can not export a FAT partition
Summary: NFS can not export a FAT partition
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nfs-server
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steve Dickson
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Reported: 2001-06-22 15:15 UTC by Christian Lepine
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-11 10:40:57 UTC


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Description Christian Lepine 2001-06-22 15:15:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
When I try to export a FAT partition, I get a Invalid argument when I 
restart NFS.

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Export a FAT partition in /etc/exports in rw mode
2.Restart NFS

	

Actual Results:  Invalid argument

Expected Results:  The NFS export is available in the client computer

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-22 15:38:47 UTC
FAT cannot be NFS exported. NFS requires inode-numbers to be consistent,
while FAT doesn't have inode numbers so the kernel can only make numbers up,
which as a result aren't consistent (across reboots)

Comment 2 Christian Lepine 2001-06-22 16:51:43 UTC
It was working with RedHat 7.0 !

Comment 3 Patrice Guay 2003-11-19 16:58:20 UTC
I exported a VFAT filesystem via NFS with read-write permissions.
When I try to copy files to this disk (cp -auf ...), the first files
are copied correctly then it starts complaining about the NFS file
handle (French message : "panne d'accès au fichier NFS") and skips all
the remaining files with the same error message.


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