From: Klaus Knopper <lxde@kn...> - 2011-01-05 18:37:20
We have a problem in a school installation of Skolelinux, where the
users home directories are mounted via NFS V3.
While pcmanfm detects and displays changes from the CLIENT such as
file/directory creation and deletion in a directory on NFS immediately,
all changes initiated from the NFS server are completely ignored, i.e.
if I add or delete files in the users home directory on the server,
pcmanfm on the client will not care and act if nothing has been changed.
Even changing directories to and back dows not help.
This happens with or without attribute caching, also NFS-Caching on the
client side does not play a role, and gamin or fam settings are not
helpful either. The only way pcmanfm will reread the current directory
is by restarting pcmanfm.
>From researching about this topic, I found that it is a commonly known
problem, yet there is no apparent solution. It seems there is just no
easy way to let pcmanfm know about changes initiated from the side of
the NFS server.
Therefore my request: If it is not possible to easily detect changes on
NFS, maybe we could have a "reload" button that will reread the
directory contents manually?