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SLES 10 NFS 4 Server gives ENOTDIR error when creating a new file

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3


Attempting to create a new file via NFS v4 may result in an inappropriate failure, and error code "ENOTDIR" (Not a directory).  This problem will not occur on NFS v3 or lower.
Additional keywords:  nfs4 nfsv4


The problem is corrected for SLES 10 SP3 in kernel update version  The fix is also present in SLES 10 SP4 (which ships with kernel  The update is needed on the NFS Server side of the interaction, not the NFS Client side.


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  • Document ID:7008809
  • Creation Date: 14-Jun-2011
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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