[paludis-user] Paludis started messing up permissions

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Thu May 8 08:05:21 UTC 2008


On Thu, 8 May 2008 09:57:10 +0200
Dirk Heinrichs <dirk.heinrichs.ext at nsn.com> wrote:
> Seems I found the reason. Wanted to test btrfs [1] and chose all
> Gentoo related directories for the test ($PORTDIR, $DISTDIR and
> $PORTAGE_TMPDIR were put on a btrfs volume). Remounting the old, xfs
> based volumes brought paludis back to normal behaviour. However, the
> question remains: Why does a change in the underlying fs affect
> paludis at all (and not portage/emerge) ?

I strongly suspect it's a bug in btrfs... So let's track down which
syscalls are affected... Find some small package (hilite is a good one)
and try merging it. When it's merging the file, you'll get something
like:

>>> /usr/bin/hilite

What're the three symbols in the first column when this happens?

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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