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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] Permit filesystem local caching and NFS superblock sharing [try #13]
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    On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 08:47 -0400, Trond Myklebust wrote:
    > On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 10:57 +0100, David Howells wrote:
    > > Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Why the hell is it doing a mkdir in the first place?
    > >
    > > I think the problems it is solving are these:
    > >
    > > (1) What happens if "/" is _not_ exported?
    > >
    > > (2) What happens if some intermediate directory (say "/usr") is not
    > > accessible?
    > >
    > >
    > > In the first case, the automounter just makes "usr" and "usr/src", say, in the
    > > autofs filesystem, and then mounts server:/usr/src on that.
    >
    > That is fine. As long as it is doing so in the _autofs_ filesystem. A
    > call to 'stat()' should suffice to tell if this is the case.

    I meant statfs().


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