NFS and named pipes

NFS and named pipes

Post by Uwe Bonne » Thu, 13 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Hallo,

what should Linux and NFS should do with named pipes. I think the present
behaviour is inconsistant.
elektron:~> mkfifo speedtest
elektron:~> dd if=/dev/zero of=speedtest
hertz:~> grep home /proc/mounts
elektron:/home /home nfs rw,rsize=16384,wsize=4096,timeo=1,soft,intr,addr=elektron 0 0
hertz:~> time dd if=speedtest of=/dev/null bs=8192 count=1k
dd: speedtest: Is a directory
0+0 records in
0+0 records out
0.010u 0.010s 0:00.13 15.3% 0+0k 0+0io 79pf+0w
hertz:~> ls -l speedtest
prw-r--r--   1 bon      users           0 Feb 12 11:34 speedtest

The client sees the named pipe, but can't access it. Do I do something
wrong?

Thanks

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