Bug 54186 - Strange behavior of globbing across file system
Summary: Strange behavior of globbing across file system
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 73877
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcsh
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miloslav Trmač
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-10-01 09:44 UTC by Jon Sporring
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:48:09 UTC

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Description Jon Sporring 2001-10-01 09:44:47 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

Description of problem:
Dear RedHat

I'm experiencing something really strange:  I've mounted a directory from
our mainframe SGI running IRIX 6.5.  In my directory there are files called
main0{0,1,2,3,4}.pdf., however for some reason globbing cannot see

  [sporring@solsikke ~/lectures]$ ls main*.pdf
  main00.pdf  main02.pdf	main03.pdf  main04.pdf
  [sporring@solsikke ~/lectures]$ ls main01.pdf

I've tested several SGI's all running IRIX 6.5 and all showing same
behavior.  I experience something similar with gFTP, where the file is
invisible in the 'local' subwindow but not in the 'remote' subwindow. 
However I don't experience this when the files are copied to a local

  [sporring@solsikke tmp]$ ls main*.pdf
  main00.pdf  main01.pdf	main02.pdf  main03.pdf	main04.pdf

Thus, it seems to be the connection Linux<->IRIX.  Do you have an idea to
what could be wrong?

Thanks, Jon Sporring

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Produce files on SGI called main0{0,1,2,3,4}.pdf
2. mount directory on Linux
3. ls main*.pdf

Actual Results:  Globbing does not produce the file main01.pdf

Expected Results:  It should have!

Additional info:

See description

Comment 1 Laurent CREPET 2001-10-01 17:47:46 UTC
I discover such a problem this morning (NFS client under RH 7.1, kernel 2.4.2 RH, 
NFS server under Irix 6.5.2m). Using tcsh, a directory was missing when using 
completion. I have no problem with bash (using strace showed me that tcsh use a 
different way than bash to list directory contents (more operations)).

I had the same problem under Mandrake (sorry to speak about...), with kernel 2.4.2. I 
upgraded it with 2.4.7, and the problem disappeared. I'll have a look at my RH 7.1 
system to see 2.4.3 RH will fix the problem, or I'll install a custom kernel.

Comment 2 Joe Krahn 2001-11-01 01:20:53 UTC
This was a known bug relating to 32 bit Linux clients and 64 bit IRIX servers.
There was a work-around patch for Linux, but the real solution is to upgrade to
IRIX 6.5.13, and possibly add the 32bitclients flag to IRIX exports. (You'll
find that IRIX and Linux are poor NFS partners).

Joe Krahn

Comment 3 Michael Plass 2001-11-21 08:52:04 UTC
I've upgraded my IRIX system to 6.5.13m and set the 32bitclients option but it
doesn't help. Do you have any other ideas?

Michael Plass

Comment 4 Miloslav Trmač 2004-08-17 13:11:26 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73877 ***

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:48:09 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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