symlinks and hostfs

2001-02-16
2003-05-13
  • Matthew Cordes

    Matthew Cordes - 2001-02-16

    Hello all, I'm having a bit of  trouble with a filesystem mounted
    via hostfs which contains symlinks. Attempting to edit
    or execute a file via the symlink produces a File Not Found
    error message.  Is this a known error or am I perhaps missing
    a vital library?

    Additionally, what does one use for a modulename to
    download via cvs as this page
    (http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=429) mentions.

    Thanks for the great project.

    -matt

     
    • Jeff Dike

      Jeff Dike - 2001-02-16

      First off, you're best off signing up to one of the mailing lists and asking questions like this there.  These forums are pretty much ignored.

      > Hello all, I'm having a bit of trouble with a
      > filesystem mounted via hostfs which contains
      > symlinks. Attempting to edit or execute a file
      > via the symlink produces a File Not Found error
      > message. Is this a known error or am I perhaps
      > missing a vital library?

      hostfs is not totally debugged at this point, so it's likely to be a bug.

      > Additionally, what does one use for a modulename
      > to download via cvs as this page

      The kernel source is under module 'linux'.

                      Jeff

       
      • Marek Veber

        Marek Veber - 2003-05-13

        The bug in hostfs is in file creation processes too:

        when a file is created on hostfs in uml, then
        the owner of the created file is user which runs uml,
        not user which wants to create the file (this can be satisfy when uml is run by root and user's ids are the same inside&outside uml too)

        With regards
        --mara

         

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