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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] Permit filesystem local caching and NFS superblock sharing [try #13]
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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.

In the second case, the automounter relies on NFS letting it make intervening
directories it couldn't otherwise access to span the gap between "/" and
"src".

David
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