Subject: Weird NFS behaviour???
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Feico Dillema <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/27/1997 14:05:52
Hello All,

This is not a very urgent matter as far as I am concerned, but I stumbled
upon an interesting feature (?) in NetBSD which raised my curiosity (is
it a bug?, is it harmless?, is it my ignorance? ...). 

I have a local Ethernet between two machines; one 486DX2 running 
NetBSD-1.2-i386 and one DEC UDB Alpha box running NetBSD-1.more-or-less-
current-alpha (first week of January, I think). The alpha box operates
as a NFS file-server for the Intel box  (with / /usr and /usr/X11R6 on
the local disk). Some time ago I moved some files on the Intel box
from one NFS-mounted partition to another. An `ls` showed me however
the moved files twice in the new dir! Both had the same inode# and 
name though. The same directory listing local on the alpha, however, 
still showed these files only once. 

Is this a `real' bug of same kind, is it an incompatibility between
1.2(-i386) and current(-alpha) or ... 


Feico Dillema, 
I'm a Natural Blond; Please Type Slowly...