Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 811399
baobab does not always skip ntfs symlinks/Junction Points
Last modified: 2012-09-04 18:57:03 EDT
Description of problem:
when i let baobab scan a windows 7 partition it keeps getting into infinite loops because of some symlinks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. let baobab scan an ntfs partition with this special kind of symlink
baobab follows the symlink
baobab skips the symlink
there is something special about this kind of symlinks,
stat reports that it is a symlink, but that it has 2 links, which is the only difference I see from the normal symlinks
This bug is caused by a bug in the ntfs-3g package.
A bugreport was filed upstream and they've already proposed a patch which resolves this issue: http://tuxera.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29578
I just filed a ticket to the ntfs-3g maintainer in Fedora asking to apply this patch in the Fedora ntfs-3g package: bug 849332
ntfs-3g-2012.1.15-3.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
ntfs-3g-2012.1.15-3.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.