Re: FW: [patch 01/02] vfs: variant symlinks

From: Trond Myklebust
Date: Sat Sep 29 2007 - 17:59:50 EST

On Sat, 2007-09-29 at 12:40 -0700, Schmidt, Kenneth P wrote:

> The best example of how this can be useful is to allow a heterogeneous
> environment which uses a common filesystem. For example, both x86_64 and
> power systems could mount a root nfs share and execute with a common set of
> configurations and data, but the binary directories (bin and lib) could
> point to architecture specific directories.

That would hardly be a portable NFS environment. Boot a Solaris, or
older Linux kernel, and watch your applications barf...

This sort of stuff belongs in the automounter, not the kernel.


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