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Bug 157675

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-linuxAssignee: Karel Zak <kzak>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 4.0   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-669 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 16:53:17 UTC Type: ---
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Description Michael H. Warfield 2005-05-13 17:19:56 UTC
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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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Read man pages for mount and look for VFAT and sync

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.