Re: knfsd export problems

Bill Hawes (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 12:54:38 -0500

Alan Cox wrote:
> Exporting subdirectories yes - but exporting the same thing to differnet
> machines ?

The test for multiple directories from a fs is done on a per-client
basis, so exports to different machines should be OK.

> With regards to keeping things in subtrees the dentry stuff may make this
> much easier dentries seem to make it realtively easy to ask
> is_child_on(dentry,dentry)
> with inodes you are sort of stuck which is why BSD and most other platforms
> only allow export of filesystems not subtrees

If allowing multiple directories reduces to a subtree test then it won't
be very hard to change. I'd like to get the problems mopped up first