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From Joseph Drozdik <jos...@etunnels.com>
Subject os-solaris/5136: stat in http_request.c ->get_path_info returns EOVERFLOW then self-corrects eventually after hitting web-client reload button.
Date Tue, 12 Oct 1999 23:55:49 GMT

>Number:         5136
>Category:       os-solaris
>Synopsis:       stat in http_request.c ->get_path_info returns EOVERFLOW then self-corrects
eventually after hitting web-client reload button.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 12 20:10:22 PDT 1999
>Originator:     joseph@etunnels.com
>Release:        1.3.9
SunOS sea-svr-01 5.7 Generic_106541-02 sun4u sparc
Two solaris boxes conneced nfs with automount.
gcc 2.8.1
I'm trying to create a set of webpages that allows directory index viewing from a webserver
to a remote filesystem over nfs.

I go to a sample url and the dir listing tipically comes up fine. Sometimes the icon for a
folder or the parent dir arrow will be replaced with unknown.gif. If I browse to a subdir
then come back 99% of the time I will get a permission denied page with these errors logged.

[Thu Oct  7 19:55:36 1999] [error] [client] (79)Value too
large for defined data type: access to /htdocs/c/ failed - - [07/Oct/1999:19:55:36 -0700] "GET /htdocs/c/ HTTP/1.1" 403

What happened is that in the file http_request.c in the function get_path_info the stat call
returned EOVERVLOW.

If I try a url that is still on the webserver there are no errors and no icon corruptions.
This and the fact that the remote access works sometimes leads me to believe that I don't
have any config problems.

I wrote small program to test stating over nfs with apache permissions to see if I was having
networking problems. I couldn't generate any errors.

Any ideas? It would be nice for the sake of scalability if Apache could work reliably in this
kind of environment.
In your document tree put a soft symlink to an nfs mounted directory. 
Put some subdirs in the target directory. 
Access the remote dirs with a browser and browse up and down the remote tree.
If you see a broken parent dir icon try its link anb browse up.

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