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    SubjectRE: [PATCH] NLM program ID for user space NLM server
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    Hi,

    We have a our own userland NFSD and NLM service running that implement
    all the NLM/NFS functionality.
    We do not want to modify the way the client does his mounts.

    M.



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Neil Brown [mailto:neilb@suse.de]
    Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:03 PM
    To: Menny Hamburger
    Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    Subject: Re: [PATCH] NLM program ID for user space NLM server

    On Thursday May 10, menny@exanet.com wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Since the current kernel cannot be compiled with NFS client and
    > without lockd, it is not possible to register a user space NLM server
    > Without colliding with the kernel service registered in
    > .../fs/lockd/lockd.c.

    This doesn't make any sense to me at all.
    You can certainly have the NFS client compiled and even running without
    lockd running (if you mount with "-o nolock") and in that case you are
    free you register your owner user-space NLM server (though I'm not sure
    what good it would do you).

    And if you want to mount an NFS filesystem without "-o nolock", then you
    really need the kernel lockd running, or locking will not work.

    Can you explain what you are trying to do - I'm curious.

    >
    > +#ifndef
    > #define NLM_PROGRAM 100021
    > +#endif

    Uhm... Do you mean

    +#ifndef NLM_PROGRAM

    ?? Still not sure how that helps.

    NeilBrown
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