Subject: Re: showmount doesn't show all mounts
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Manuel BOUYER <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/23/1997 10:00:42
On Jul 22, Chris Jones wrote
> I just noticed this behavior, and I was wondering whether it's
> standard and expected, or whether it's a bug, or both.
> I have an i386 which is NFS serving to a mac68k machine (both NetBSD).
> I've rebooted (and even replaced parts on) the i386 multiple times
> recently, but the mac68k has been up for 13 days.  Now, when I run
> showmount, the mac68k doesn't show up.  I've tried showmount -a, too,
> FWIW, and I've installed a new version of showmount.  Any ideas why
> the client doesn't show up?

Well, I think that the clients are registered at mount time, and the list
is keept by mountd. So if you reboot your server, mountd will loose
its list, and as the client has alerady the FS mounted, it never
makes a mount request to mountd, so mountd can't register it again.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.