Bug 808112 - [nfsv4] open(O_CREAT) returns EEXISTS on symbolic link created on another system until stat()ed
[nfsv4] open(O_CREAT) returns EEXISTS on symbolic link created on another sys...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity medium
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Assigned To: J. Bruce Fields
Boris Ranto
NFS server NFSD
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Blocks: 832934 846525
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Reported: 2012-03-29 11:41 EDT by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2013-02-21 01:05 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: kernel-2.6.32-298.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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: 832934 846525 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-02-21 01:05:32 EST
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test c program (313 bytes, text/plain)
2012-03-29 11:41 EDT, Orion Poplawski
no flags Details
proposed patch (1.36 KB, patch)
2012-04-06 15:27 EDT, Orion Poplawski
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Orion Poplawski 2012-03-29 11:41:46 EDT
Created attachment 573712 [details]
test c program

Description of problem:

client A:
touch blah
ln -s blah blahlink

client B:
open("blahlink", O_RDONLY|O_CREAT, 0666) = -1 EEXIST (File exists)
$ ls -l blahlink
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 orion cora 4 Mar 29 09:30 blahlink -> blah
open("blahlink", O_RDONLY|O_CREAT, 0666) = 3

Removing and recreating the link on client A restores the problem.

earth:/export/home/orion on /home/orion type nfs (rw,noatime,intr,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,actimeo=1,sloppy,vers=4,addr=,clientaddr=

I thought this might be the same as bug 739797, but this kernel should have the fix for that (and in fact it does fix the vim issue).

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How reproducible:

I can also reproduce with but not with 3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64.
Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2012-03-29 11:54:06 EDT
Scratch that.  I can reproduce with 3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64.  You need to make sure that the link is recreated after an initial access/mount to test.  Also present in 3.4.0-0.rc0.git1.2.fc18.x86_64.  I can't reproduce with 2.6.18-308.1.1.el5.
Comment 3 Orion Poplawski 2012-03-29 14:22:27 EDT
According to the discussion on linux-nfs http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.nfs/48319 this is a server bug, and apparently is still present in the latest upstream kernel.
Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2012-04-06 15:27:22 EDT
Created attachment 575818 [details]
proposed patch

This was the proposed patch on the list.  I applied to kernel-2.6.32-220.7.1.el6.x86_64 and it appears to have fixed the issue.
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-05-03 01:24:31 EDT
Since RHEL 6.3 External Beta has begun, and this bug remains
unresolved, it has been rejected as it is not proposed as
exception or blocker.

Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate and relevant, in the
next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 6 J. Bruce Fields 2012-05-21 15:59:37 EDT
Yes, the backport looks right.  Thanks!
Comment 7 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-06-27 09:50:30 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.  Product
Management has requested further review of this request by
Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red Hat
Enterprise Linux release for currently deployed products.
This request is not yet committed for inclusion in a release.
Comment 9 Jarod Wilson 2012-08-16 17:20:45 EDT
Patch(es) available on kernel-2.6.32-298.el6
Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 01:05:32 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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