[OpenAFS] hardlinks, sftp, and returning EXDEV

Mike Garrison mcgarr@umich.edu
Wed, 12 Dec 2007 13:38:53 -0500

On Dec 12, 2007, at 7:36 AM, Harald Barth wrote:

>> This breaks OpenSSH's sftp if you are attempting to move files. A
>> rename of './blah/testfile' to './testing' will result in a failure.
>> Essentially, you can't move files around. You can only rename them
>> in the same directory via sftp.
> If you have two "traditional" partitions on your local HD, is sftpd
> able to handle a rename between them? I guess not. I guess this is
> a missing feature in sftpd and not in OpenAFS.

Thanks for everyones replies. I did test what you suggested and it  
does fail. Looking back at the OpenSSH code I see signs of them  
changing the logic behind this a couple of years ago. I'm surprised no  
one else has tripped across this, but I'll approach this as being an  
issue with OpenSSH and not anything weird OpenAFS is doing.

Mike Garrison