i am running rtorrent in a ubuntu-VM. the vm's host is sharing a folder "downloads" with the vm, which is mounted inside the guest by adding the following line to
downloads /media/rtmount/downloads 9p trans=virtio,version=9p2000.L,rw 0 0
the shared folder gets mounted correctly, i can navigate to it and create files within, no problem (i am using the same user that rtorrent is run with):
now i want rtorrent to download to /media/rtmount/downloads. if i start a torrent rtorrent will create the file e.g. /media/rtmount/downloads/ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64.iso but never start to download. it will sit with status "downloading" but never actually start.
if i set the download-directory to something else e.g. /home/peter/ it will create the file as well and start downloading as it is supposed to.
what i don't understand is why it can create the file (with the according file-size as well) within the shared folder (so it must have write-privileges) but won't start downloading. seeding/uploading from the shared folder is not an issue, works well.