helpdavfs2 - Support: sr #107943, Update directory not works


sr #107943: Update directory not works

Submitted by:  Dmitry <l15e>
Submitted on:  Thu Feb 2 13:42:33 2012  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: Done
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Open/Closed: ClosedOperating System: None

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Mon Feb 13 06:31:48 2012, comment #4:

Ok, understood.

Thank you!

Dmitry <l15e>
Sun Feb 12 09:11:10 2012, comment #3:

HTTP is stateless. There is no session.
What may be a feature in your case would be a waste of bandwidth in most other cases.
If you want to ping your server just do some file system operation.


Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri Feb 3 06:48:55 2012, comment #2:

"Why should it when nobody wants to know. "

I wish server knows, the session is active or not.

I know it is not in DAV specification, but it feature need for me.

This way on my mind

Dmitry <l15e>
Thu Feb 2 18:41:43 2012, comment #1:

man davfs2.conf:
After mount.davfs has got information about files in a directory
it considers it valid for this time in seconds. Note: This does
not affect opening of files and reading a directory by an appli‐
Default: 60

When a file or directory is opened by an application,
mount.davfs will first check the server for a newer version. But
some applications do open calls on the same file in short
sequence. To avoid unecessary traffic mount.davfs will wait that
many seconds before it send a new request for the same informa‐
Default: 1

"I wish my mounted dav folder automatically refresh each time interval."
Why should it when nobody wants to know.
davfs2 will only fetch information from the server when the information is needed to satisfy a file system request.


Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu Feb 2 13:42:33 2012, original submission:


As I understand, with dir_refresh davfs will updates each time as I set.

So, my scenario:
1 - mount dav storage (Apache mod_dav)
2 - Open mounted drive, see my dav folder content
3 - Open apache access log on server (tail -f)
4 - waiting for PROPFIND request...


davfs send PROPFIND requests at mount time, and no one while I waiting, why?

Bug? or I am wrong with understanding?

How can I configure this? I wish my mounted dav folder automatically refresh each time interval.

from config:
dir_refresh 14
file_refresh 1


Dmitry <l15e>


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