Re: rename() on vfat is broken

Alexander Viro (
Sat, 5 Dec 1998 21:49:35 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 5 Dec 1998, Oleg Drokin wrote:

> Hello!
> Kernel is 2.1.131
> I've found that rename on vfat filesystems is broken (someting
> strange going on with inoeds, but I failed to find what).
> I include log of what I did, to show problem.
> Hope that's help.
[snip the log]
OK, I'll look at it when I'll be back on a Linux box. rename()
is _badly_ broken. Much worse than you think. Sorry, that's definitely
_not_ for a public list. Clean fix will take some changes in dcache (we
need an analog of BSD deadfs. Badly.) So it will probably take 2-3 days.
ObYourReport: could you try to reproduce it on 130? I don't think that
it can be caused by some side effect of rmdir changes, but... Murphy is
watching us, as ever ;-<

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