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Bug 660671 - Moving a file from one NFS-mounted fs to another results in "Not on the same file system" error
Moving a file from one NFS-mounted fs to another results in "Not on the same ...
Product: gnome-commander
Classification: Other
Component: application
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: 1.4
Assigned To: GNOME Commander maintainer(s)
Depends on: 589069
Reported: 2011-10-02 03:47 UTC by Kevin Ernst
Modified: 2018-08-03 18:03 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Kevin Ernst 2011-10-02 03:47:29 UTC
A file transfer (move) from one NFS-mounted filesystem to another fails with the message

  Error while copying to <dest-path>

  Not on the same file system

while the same file transfer completes successfully in another program, such as 'mc'. The error does not occur when moving within the same NFS-mounted filesystem. The exports on the NFS server are two distinct subtrees, not nested or symlinks.

- Install gnome-commander from git master ( also tested on Ubuntu 10.04).
- Mount two NFS file systems (in my case /c/inbox and /c/share from a Debian-based ReadyNAS)
- Run gnome-commander as a user that has write permissions to both shares.
- Move a file from one share to the other

Same error occurs with two separate filesystems mounted through a local (loopback) NFS server, e.g., "/tmp,sync,no_subtree_check)" and "/home,sync,no_subtree_check)".

Debug output in context during the transfer (gnome-commander -d a) of a file named 'ZRLINK.tar.gz':

  [LL] returning from on_dir_list_ok
  [NN] Added monitor to 0x939d0b0 file:///net/inbox
  [FF] refing: 0x0x9379078 ZRLINK.tar.gz to 4
  [KK] FOUND 0x0x939d0b0 file:///net/inbox in the hash-table, reusing it!
  [XX] Starting xfer the file 'ZRLINK.tar.gz' to '/net/inbox'
  [DD] refing: 0x0x939d0b0 inbox to 2
  [FF] un-refing: 0x0x9379078 ZRLINK.tar.gz to 3
  [LL] blocking_list: file:///net/inbox
  [LL] File listing succeded
Comment 1 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-08-03 18:03:54 UTC
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