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ronnie sahlberg ronniesahlberg at
Thu Oct 18 09:09:10 GMT 2007

yes   HPUX will (and also really old versions of AIX (no idea about
recent versions) ) do this since they appear to ignore what is stated
in GETATTR and instead rely on the read-reply-eof flag.

Which is perfectly fine and valid and perfectly well documented in the standard.

It is just different from how solaris clients works      and homegrown
servers sometimes can get "surprised" if a client does not behave
exactly like solaris does :-)

Whether or not hpux clients and old aix clients are worth worrying
about in this day and age is a different question...

On 10/18/07, tridge at <tridge at> wrote:
> Ronnie,
>  > So if a file is reported as 5 bytes and the nfs blocksize is 8kb,
>  > solaris, linux, bsd will do a read of only 5 bytes from offset 0
>  > while hpux and (at least old versions of) aix will do a request to
>  > read a full 8kb from offset.
> Will any of them read any bytes if the file size is zero?
> Cheers, Tridge

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