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Bug 595305 - gnomevfs-info is recognizing nfs mounts as local filesystems
gnomevfs-info is recognizing nfs mounts as local filesystems
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-vfs2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
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Reported: 2010-05-24 06:37 EDT by Lubos Kocman
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:48 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-05-24 11:08:32 EDT
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Description Lubos Kocman 2010-05-24 06:37:14 EDT
Description of problem:

gnomevfs-info is recognizing filesystems mounted over NFS as local filesystems:


lkocman@ThinkPad T400$ gnomevfs-info /mnt/archive/tmp | grep Local
Local             : YES

lkocman@ThinkPad T400$ df -h /mnt/archive/tmp/
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                      100G   31G   70G  31% /misc/filer-eng/vol/engineering/share

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. gnomevfs-info /mnt/filesystem_mounte_over_nfs

Actual results:

Local: YES

Expected results:

Local: NO
Comment 2 Tomáš Bžatek 2010-05-24 11:03:18 EDT
Looking into the gnome-vfs2 sources it's clear that the flag is always set for the file method and never set otherwise (see GNOME_VFS_FILE_INFO_SET_LOCAL() macro usage). See http://library.gnome.org/devel/gnome-vfs-2.0/stable/gnome-vfs-20-gnome-vfs-file-info.html for more information.

The flag 'local' here isn't meant to distinguish between physically available media and the virtual ones, it just indicates ability to access the files directly via POSIX calls. It's a different way of thinking.

This is by design behaviour and correcting this would probably break applications, nominating for devel_ack-. Should this make troubles in real life applications, please let us know here.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-24 11:08:32 EDT
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