|Summary:||Man pages for mount are incorrect for sync on FAT and VFAT|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Michael H. Warfield <mhw>|
|Component:||util-linux||Assignee:||Karel Zak <kzak>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Fixed In Version:||RHBA-2005-669||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-10-05 16:53:17 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Michael H. Warfield 2005-05-13 17:19:56 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050509 Fedora/1.0.3-5 Firefox/1.0.3 Description of problem: Man pages for "mount" claim that the "sync" option is ignored by the FAT and VFAT file systems. This is not (any longer) true. VFAT file systems do honor the sync option and, consequently, damage and destroy flash devices with VFAT file systems mounted this way. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Read man pages for mount and look for VFAT and sync 2. 3. Actual Results: Says FAT and VFAT ignore sync option Expected Results: Should say that sync may cause damage with FAT and VFAT file systems Additional info: Related bug filed under hal for destruction of flash keys when mounted with "sync" option.
Comment 1 Karel Zak 2005-06-16 10:30:17 UTC
The fix of man page will be available in the next FC4 update (util-linux-2.12p-9.4).
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 16:53:18 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you. http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2005-669.html