[Bug 522099] [NEW] symlinks on ecryptfs cause spurious modifications

avdd avdd+launchpad at modernnoise.com
Mon Feb 15 11:41:14 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: mercurial

when syncing hg repos from or to a filesystem using ecryptfs, the sizes
of the symlinks are different causing spurious modification messages.

For example, if /tmp is clear fs and $HOME is ecryptfs:

mkdir /tmp/hgtest
cd /tmp/hgtest
hg init
touch foo
ln -s foo bar
hg add foo bar
hg ci -m 'file and symlink'
hg st
sleep 3  # necessary for bug to manifest
rsync -ra /tmp/hgtest/ ~/hgtest
cd ~/hgtest
hg st


M bar

** Affects: mercurial (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

symlinks on ecryptfs cause spurious modifications
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