Bug 83779 - Nautilus makes stale NFS folders on VFAT partition
Summary: Nautilus makes stale NFS folders on VFAT partition
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 79842
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-08 11:38 UTC by Scott Otterson
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:39 UTC

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Description Scott Otterson 2003-02-08 11:38:49 UTC
Description of problem:

I have a local VFAT partition mounted to /sdat.  If, in nautilus, I'm in the folder:


and if I make a new folder underneath with file->new folder called "tmp", then I
will see the folder in nautilus.  Then if I go to a terminal and type:

cp .bashrc /sdat/pix/030208_miscTokyo/tmp

I get the message:

cp: cannot create regular file `/sdat/pix/030208_miscTokyo/tmp/.bashrc': Stale
NFS file handle

However, I don't have this problem if I make the directory with:

  mkdir /sdat/pix/030208_miscTokyo/tmp

Also, nautilus does a folder making problem if I make a folder in my ext3 partition.

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


How reproducible:

Every Time.

Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2003-02-10 12:24:25 UTC
Totally crazy. There shouldn't be any NFS involved here at all.

Comment 2 Edward Kuns 2003-04-01 02:37:04 UTC
I have also seen this problem under Red Hat 8.0.  I have a dual-boot laptop with
a FAT32 partition shared by Win2k and RH8.0.  With the kernel installed
originally with RH8, I never saw this problem once no matter how much I did. 
After running up2date I began to see this exact problem.  It's very strange.  I
have not tried different update kernels for 8.0 to see where the problem began.
 I have not looked at any source code to see what might be going on.  But this
is a very real bug.

Actually, it's possible that this isn't the kernel.  I ran up2date on the laptop
for the first time roughly a week ago.  With original 8.0 packages I did not see
this.  After running up2date and updating EVERYTHING it suggested, I now see
this problem.

This problem and Bugzilla entry 79842 are most likely one and the same.

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2003-04-01 12:30:54 UTC
Yeah. They look like the same. And it's highly likely that this is a kernel
issue (since the other bug reproduced with shell commands), so i'm marking this
as a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 79842 ***

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:39 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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