Subject: Re: showmount doesn't show all mounts
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/23/1997 10:12:49
[re-cc'd to current-users, after I forgot to include it last time]

>>>>> "CGD" == Chris G Demetriou <> writes:

>> Is it possible for the kernel (which services the NFS requests once
>> the mount is there, right?) to glean the necessary information from
>> a mount reclaim, so that it can forge a mount request to mountd?

CGD> (1) it's not clear that you ever want your kernel "forging"
CGD> anything.

I was thinking that might be the simplest way to get mountd to put an
entry back into mountdtab.

CGD> (2) what's a "mount reclaim"?

I don't know.  :)  Like I said, my knowledge of NFS is pretty weak.  I
was under the impression that there's some procedure that the client
and server go through to re-establish a mount after a server
crash/reboot.  Wasn't there a security bug related to this some time


Chris Jones                          
           Mad scientist in training...
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