7.70. gvfs

Updated gvfs packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
GVFS is the GNOME Desktop Virtual File System layer that allows users to easily access local and remote data via File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), Common Internet File System (CIFS), Server Message Block (SMB), and other protocols. GVFS integrates with the GNOME I/O (GIO) abstraction layer.

Bug Fixes

BZ#998061
Previously, the GNOME Desktop Virtual File System (GVFS) trash implementation did not take access permissions into consideration when creating file monitors for mount points. Consequently, file monitors were polling files without read access permissions, preventing AutoFS mount points from expiring as they normally would when not in use for some time. With this update, the trash implementation no longer creates file monitors to monitor files without read access permissions. As a result, AutoFS mount points can now freely expire.
BZ#1140451
Prior to this update, gvfs‑gdu‑volume‑monitor did not verify whether it received the data when getting the pool of GNOME Disk Utility (GDU) devices. Consequently, the gvfs‑gdu‑volume‑monitor process could terminate unexpectedly if the data was not received. Now, gvfs‑gdu‑volume‑monitor verifies whether the data was received, and no longer crashes.
Users of GVFS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.
Updated gvfs packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
GVFS is the GNOME Desktop Virtual File System layer that allows users to easily access local and remote data using File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), Common Internet File System (CIFS), Server Message Block (SMB), and other protocols. GVFS integrates with the GNOME I/O (GIO) abstraction layer.

Bug Fixes

BZ#1165676
Prior to this update, the gvfsd-gphoto2 utility did not verify whether it received the data when getting information on the camera attached storage. Consequently, gvfsd-gphoto2 could terminate unexpectedly if the data was not received. Now, gvfsd-gphoto2 verifies whether the data was received, and no longer crashes in the described situation.
BZ#1210203
The gvfsd-metadata daemon did not correctly handle the situation when an application tried to save a metadata entry larger than the size of a journal file, that is, larger than 32 kB. The daemon wrote all changes from the journal to the metadata database to make more space for the entry and then created a new journal file. This operation was repeated in an infinite loop unnecessarily, overloading the CPU and disk. With this update, the operation is retried only once. As a result, the metadata entry is not saved if it is too large, and gvfsd-metadata returns a warning instead.
Users of GVFS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.