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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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