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Bug 6517 - nfs server default install won't cross file systems
Summary: nfs server default install won't cross file systems
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nfs-server
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-10-29 21:20 UTC by maxfield
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-30 13:09:03 UTC

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Description maxfield 1999-10-29 21:20:14 UTC
/home is mounted on a separate partition from /

 export / to a machine, with no root squash

 on the machine to be mounting the directory under /remote,
do this:

 mount -t nfs exportmachine:/ /remote
 cp -av /home/* /remote/home

 you will get a list of files. you can
cd /remote/home

 and the files will be there.

  telnet into the exportmachine, then
cd /home

  the files are not there.  They are on the root file
system somewhere "underneath the [directory] rug." <grin>

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-10-30 13:09:59 UTC
Knfsd does not cross partitions, unlike the older user-space
nfs-server. Each partition on the server needs to be exported
separately, and clients must mount each partition.

FWIW, the new behavior of knfsd is more typical of NFS implementations
than the older nfs-server was.

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