Bug 51633 - (NFS HP-UX)NFS mount from HP-UX does'nt show files
Summary: (NFS HP-UX)NFS mount from HP-UX does'nt show files
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Steve Dickson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-13 14:04 UTC by epstein
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RH 7.3
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-06-12 09:28:00 UTC
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Description epstein 2001-08-13 14:04:27 UTC
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Description of problem:
We have a PC under Red Hat Linux, version 7.1, kernel 2.4.2.

Users'files reside on a HP server under HP-UX 10.20.
They are nfs-mounted by the PC.

When we 'cd' to a user's directory with a large number of
entries, the following error messages appear on the console screen,
as well as in /var/log/messages:

NFS: short packet in readdir reply!
NFS: giant filename in readdir (len 0xeaeaeaea)! 

If we then do an 'ls', the result is either nothing 
(except the above messages) or a very incomplete listing. 
For example the command 'ls | wc' gives, for the same directory,

on the PC : 254     254    2561

on the HP server: 936 936 9964

On another directory 'ls' gives nothing.

This behavior varies in time.

None of these phenomena seemed to occur with the previous release, 
Red Hat 7.0, on the same machine.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount large directory by NFS from HP-UX 10-20
2. ls that directory

Actual Results:  Nothing or partial listing.  Files with known names can be
even though not listed.
Error messages:
NFS: short packet in readdir reply!
NFS: giant filename in readdir (len 0xeaeaeaea)! 

Expected Results:  Complete listing of directory

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