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Recommended update for vsftpd


(Last modified: 16NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for vsftpd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (bd39ce44f0b35edf3ea3cfd2e134e741)

Applies to

Package: vsftpd
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11728
Release: 20071116
Obsoletes: none


Everybody using vsftpd under heavy load or with a DMAPI filesystem should update


Problem description

Whenever vsftpd opens a local file for transfer, either GET or PUT, it does so specifying the O_NONBLOCK flag. In an XFS DMAPI filesystem, specifying O_NONBLOCK for a regular file means that the application wants to be notified if the file's data is not immediately available. The kernel will return EAGAIN in this situation, and that's what causes vsftp to think that the transfer has failed.
Also an issue is fixed that caused vsftpd to become unresponsive when run under heavy load and lots of connections.
Issue fixed: vsftpd logs wrong time stamps before version 2.0.4


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv vsftpd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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