Description of problem:
My project ostree uses hardlinks extensively; I have a bit of code which tries link() and falls back to a copy if it gets EXDEV.
Unfortunately, something in the guestmount/fuse/kernel chain is giving me ENOENT, when it should be EXDEV. I've added a workaround to ostree, but this is suboptimal.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. guestmount --rw -o allow_root --pid-file guestmount.pid -a test.img -m /dev/sda3 -m /dev/sda1:/boot mnt
2. cd mnt
3. touch foo
4. ln foo boot/foo
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Unfortunately this missed RHEL 6.4. However it's a fairly
serious bug as it turns out. The full description, along
with patches, is here:
Fix included in upstream libguestfs 1.16.35.
This is fixed by the rebase (bug 958183).
Reproduced with libguestfs-1.16.34-1.el6.x86_64
# mkdir mountpoint
# guestmount --rw -o allow_root --pid-file guestmount.pid -a RHEL-Server-6.0-32-hvm.raw -m /dev/vg_dhcp669266/lv_root -m /dev/sda1:/boot mountpoint
# cd mountpoint/
# touch foo
# ln foo boot/foo
ln: creating hard link `boot/foo' => `foo': No such file or directory
Give error "No such file or directory"
Verified with libguestfs-1.20.11-2.el6.x86_64
[root@dhcp-9-42]# guestmount --rw -o allow_root --pid-file guestmount.pid -a RHEL-Server-6.0-32-hvm.raw -m /dev/vg_dhcp669266/lv_root -m /dev/sda1:/boot mountpoint
[root@dhcp-9-42]# cd mountpoint/
[root@dhcp-9-42 mountpoint]# touch foo
[root@dhcp-9-42 mountpoint]# ln foo boot/foo
ln: creating hard link `boot/foo' => `foo': Invalid cross-device link
Check the errno
[root@dhcp-9-42 mountpoint]# cat /usr/include/asm-generic/errno-base.h | grep EXDEV
#define EXDEV 18 /* Cross-device link */
So, change the status to verified.
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.
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