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Bug 85951 - link gives error on bind mount
Summary: link gives error on bind mount
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-11 13:54 UTC by Neal D. Becker
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:38 UTC

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Description Neal D. Becker 2003-03-11 13:54:53 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.1; Linux)

Description of problem:
link("/home/nbecker/RPM/RPMS/i386/boost-jam-3.1.3-1.i386.rpm", "/var/ftp/pub/rh8.0/boost-jam-3.1.3-1.i386.rpm") = -1 EXDEV (Invalid cross-device link)

/disk1/nbecker on /home/nbecker type none (rw,bind)

It isn't a cross device link.  /home/nbecker is a bind mount.  /disk1/nbecker and /var/ftp are on the same device.

Linking /disk1/nbecker to /var/ftp works OK.

The semantics of a link on a bind mount should be the same as if there was no bind mount.

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Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:38 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

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