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bug #48438: Cannot replace /hurd/fifo with different passive translator

Submitted by:  Kalle Olavi Niemitalo <kon>
Submitted on:  Thu 07 Jul 2016 12:38:01 PM UTC  
Category: Hurd ServersSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: OpenReproducibility: Every Time
Size (loc): NonePlanned Release: None
Effort: 0.00
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Fri 28 Apr 2017 06:31:43 PM UTC, comment #2:

That is not what the OP meant. You are seeing this because you accessed the node 'hop' and started the translator. Therefore, you have to use some flag to tell settrans how to deal with the active translator.

The OP correctly reported that the short-circuiting logic in libfshelp is wrong, or at least somewhat naive.

Justus Winter <teythoon>
Project Member
Thu 27 Apr 2017 06:06:10 PM UTC, comment #1:

I am also unable to replace /hurd/fifo with /hurd/hello, BUT
when I run

$ settrans hop /hurd/hello
settrans: hop: Device or resource busy

$ showtrans hop

Joshua Branson <joshuabranson>
Thu 07 Jul 2016 12:38:01 PM UTC, original submission:

Using hurd 1:0.8.git20160522-4 from Debian:

The output from showtrans should have been "/hurd/hello".
This happens with ext2fs and tmpfs.

Kalle Olavi Niemitalo <kon>


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