[PATCH 0/1] [Jaunty, Intrepid SRU, Hardy SRU] LP#224642 -- NFS rename notifications

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Wed Mar 25 19:04:02 UTC 2009

Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> There is a bug in the NFS notifications system that triggers a false
> delete notification when a file is renamed over an existing file.
> This triggers icons to dissappear from the desktop when files are named.
> This is fixed by an upstream commit which corrects the NFS notifications.
> Proposing this patch for Jaunty and Intrepid SRU, and in a very slightly
> modified form for Hardy SRU.  Has been tested on Jaunty and Hardy by
> the reporters.
> -apw
> Trond Myklebust (1):
>   UBUNTU: SAUCE: NFS: Fix the notifications when renaming onto an
>     existing file
>  fs/nfs/dir.c |    9 ++++-----
>  1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

This patch looks reasonable, but Linus' tree has the original code
(therefore the patch did not originate from upstream Linus). You kind of
imply that this NFS bug is "fixed by an upstream commit which corrects
the NFS notifications", but I'm not seeing how that is done in Linus
tree. Can you elaborate? Is this a patch that is ready for the 2.6.30
merge window?

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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