>>>>> Sergei Golubchik <serg@stripped> writes:
>> It appears that in mysql_rm_known_files() in sql_db.cc there is an
>> assumption that the directory entries for . and .. will be in the first
>> and second
SG> Yes, that's true.
>> positions. This does not seem to be the case, at least under Linux 2.6
SG> Hmm, we tried it on SuSE 9, 2.6.5, ext3 - . and .. were the first two
SG> Also I tried it on all our zoo of different hardware/software
SG> combinations and didn't find a single case where were not the first.
SG> Could you elaborate how did you get this result ?
We started experiencing this behaviour after moving to Fedora Core Test 2. The
MySQL datadir is set to /var/lib/mysql which is on an ext3 filesystem and
InnoDB is configured to use raw disks (probably irrelevant anyway). We are
running 2.6.4 with extended attributes, POSIX ACLs and security labels
configured for ext3.
Until recent snapshots, DROP DATABASE was silently failing. No errors were
reported but no files or directories were removed. In the last week or so, we
are now getting errno 17 (File exists). I had a suspicion it was going to be .
and .. as some of the tests for our software started failed too due to
assumptions about their position in the dir entries.
I ran with debug enabled and sure enough I got:
from the debug around line 471.
I admit it seems a bit strange because "ls -Ua" shows . and .. in positions 0
Anyway, thanks for looking into it.
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