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SubjectRe: TESTERS PLEASE - improvements to knfsd for 2.4.2
On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Matthias Andree wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
>
> > neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au (Neil Brown) writes:
> >
> > Oh, please not again a stable kernel series with NFS problems, we're
> > locked in for ages. 2.2 was bad enough up to 2.2.18. We have ReiserFS
> > in 2.4.1 (and not in 2.4.0), could we _please_ get NFS-exportable
> > ReiserFS in 2.4.4 or 2.4.5?
>
> 2.2.18 is still broken, won't play NFSv3 games with FreeBSD clients.
> Neil has posted a patch here which fixes this.
>
> And, ReiserFS messes NFSv3 up, I'm currently switching all my boxes back
> to ext2, because I'm really pissed. And if these NFS annoyances
> continue, it might be about time to try FreeBSD or NetBSD. Journalling
> file systems which hide their files away for maintainer incompetence and
> uncoordinated patching around don't buy us anything except continued
> "don't use Linux as NFS server" reputation.

If you need journaled file systems and NFS I have been using XFS and it
seems to be fine when exported over NFS (Yes I know it isn't in the main
kernel - hopefully that changes soon).

James Rich
james.rich@m.cc.utah.edu

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