Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 45525
NFS can not export a FAT partition
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to export a FAT partition, I get a Invalid argument when I
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Export a FAT partition in /etc/exports in rw mode
Actual Results: Invalid argument
Expected Results: The NFS export is available in the client computer
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)
It was working with RedHat 7.0 !
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'accÃ¨s au fichier NFS") and skips all
the remaining files with the same error message.