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sr #110152: filesystem tools (cp, mv, filemanagers) interact poorly in Ubuntu

Submitted by:  Gunnar <wanradt>
Submitted on:  Thu 05 Dec 2019 10:38:39 AM UTC  
 
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Open/Closed:  Open Operating System:  None

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Thu 05 Dec 2019 10:50:35 AM UTC, comment #2: 

This is not a bug.

Please note that davfs2 is not a file transfer tool and it is not a network file system. WebDAV is intended to allow editing of remote resources and is best built into the editing tool. davfs2 is here to allow the same for editing tools without built in support for WebDAV. It maps the remote resources into a local file system because the file system interface is known to all editing tools. davfs2 tries to hold up a consistent local view of all files and it tries to load the files up to the remote server as soon as possible but without unnecessary traffic. The compromise for this is to upload files 10 seconds after they are closed, provided the network connection makes this possible.

You may use davfs2 as a network file system or for file transfer, but you will have to live with restrictions caused by the nature of networks, by the WebDAV protocol and by the main purpose of davfs2.

If you only want to copy files between the remote WebDAV-server and your local computer there are better tools for this:
Cadaver is a small and effective tool with ftp-like interface.
Most graphical file managers have built in support for WebDAV.

Werner

Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 05 Dec 2019 10:38:39 AM UTC, comment #1: 

This item has been reassigned from the project davfs2 bugs tracker to your tracker.

The original report is still available at bugs #57345

Following are the information included in the original report:

[field #0]                  Item ID: 57345

[field #1]                 Group ID: 10199

[field #2]              Open/Closed: Open

[field #3]                 Severity: 3 - Normal

[field #4]                  Privacy: Public

[field #8]                         : Unknown bugs Field Display Type

[field #9]                 Category: None

[field #10]             Submitted by: wanradt

[field #11]              Assigned to: None

[field #12]             Submitted on: Mon 02 Dec 2019 10:31:16 PM UTC

[field #13]                  Summary: filesystem tools (cp, mv, filemanagers) interact poorly in Ubuntu

[field #14]      Original Submission: Hi!

When trying to copy to mounted share, all filesystem utils seem to show the local copy-making progress rather than actual progress of copying the file to the remote folder.

Some utils (like mc, midnight commander) "copy" file to mounted share and then somehow freeze until actual copying is finished. While copying in progress, the mounted part of the tree is hard to reach, for example, to list folders with `ls`.

Practical problem: when a user can't see the actual progress, he can't react on right time. This results with 0-size files are copied further in the workflow, etc. A user can't trust filesystem progress reports.

I use Ubuntu packaged davfs2 version `1.5.4-2`

Mounting line in `/etc/fstab`:

    https://webdav.opendrive.com /home/mnt/od davfs _netdev,user,noauto,uid=www,gid=www,file_mode=666,dir_mode=777 0 1

TIA,

Gunnar



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Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 05 Dec 2019 10:38:39 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hi!

When trying to copy to mounted share, all filesystem utils seem to show the local copy-making progress rather than actual progress of copying the file to the remote folder.

Some utils (like mc, midnight commander) "copy" file to mounted share and then somehow freeze until actual copying is finished. While copying in progress, the mounted part of the tree is hard to reach, for example, to list folders with `ls`.

Practical problem: when a user can't see the actual progress, he can't react on right time. This results with 0-size files are copied further in the workflow, etc. A user can't trust filesystem progress reports.

I use Ubuntu packaged davfs2 version `1.5.4-2`

Mounting line in `/etc/fstab`:

    https://webdav.opendrive.com /home/mnt/od davfs _netdev,user,noauto,uid=www,gid=www,file_mode=666,dir_mode=777 0 1

TIA,

Gunnar

Gunnar <wanradt>

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-12-26 wbaumann Open/ClosedClosed => Open
    2019-12-26 wbaumann Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-12-05 wbaumann StatusNone => Done
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    2019-12-05 wbaumann Reassign itemdavfs2, bug #57345 => davfs2, sr #110152

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