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SubjectRe: [autofs] [RFC] Towards a Modern Autofs
Ian Kent wrote:

>On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Mike Waychison wrote:
>
>
>
>>>Indeed, I
>>>haven't solved my requirement of a transparent autofs filesystem aka.
>>>Solaris automounter again. A difficult problem that will require
>>>considerable effort.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>What do you mean by this? Something that doesn't show up in
>>/proc/mounts? I don't see this as much of an issue.. On any decently
>>large machine, there are so many entries anyway that /etc/mtab and
>>/proc/mounts become humanly unparseable anyhow.
>>
>>
>
>Transparency of an autofs filesystem (as I'm calling it) is the situation
>where, given a map
>
>/usr /man1 server:/usr/man1
> /man2 server:/usr/man2
>
>where the filesystem /usr contains, say a directory lib, that needs to be
>available while also seeing the automounted directories.
>
>
>
I see. This requires direct mount triggers to do properly. Trying to
do it with some sort of passthrough to the underlying filesystem is a
nightmare waiting to happen..

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Mike Waychison
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