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Re: [Bug-tar] an exactly duplicated file was created by tar

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] an exactly duplicated file was created by tar
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:40:28 +0200

Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> This may be due to an NFS problem.
>> Here's a case where readdir would return the same name,
>> yet a new pointer, each time, forever:
>>     NFS readdir never returns NULL when processing directories with very 
>> many\
>>       entries (i.e., >300K)
>>     http://bugzilla.redhat.com/719749
> This does not look like a NFS problem but like a Linux problem....

The problem I referenced above arises when using NFS with ext3/ext4,
but not when using a local file system.  Saying it is an NFS problem
does not preclude Linux involvement.

> If it was an NFS problem, it would happen regardless of the implementation of
> NFS server and NFS client.

Classify it however you'd like.  For more details, see this:


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