[Gluster-devel] How to fix wrong telldir/seekdir usage

J. Bruce Fields bfields at fieldses.org
Mon Sep 15 18:16:09 UTC 2014

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 07:57:21PM +0200, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> J. Bruce Fields <bfields at fieldses.org> wrote:
> > 4) Report this as a bug to NetBSD.
> > 
> > You may be correct about the letter of the spec, but specs don't
> > necessarily capture all requirements.  And as others say NFS server code
> > at least will require that these actually work across reboots.
> > Filesystems go to great lengths to make that work.
> If you intent GlusterFS to be portable, then you will not be able to
> "fix" all non Linux systems.  You have to avoid wandering outside of area
> specified by POSIX. This is a good practice anyway since you are never
> sure that Linux itself will stick to a given unspecified behavior.

Again, this is a requirement for any filesystem that wants to be
exported over NFS.  What filesystem exactly are you testing on?  What is
the NetBSD NFS server doing?


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