Subject: Re: showmount doesn't show all mounts
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 07/24/1997 05:49:24
>> NFS was designed to be fully stateless, [...]

> Without starting on an anti-NFS rant, I'll point out that a
> filesystem is a state store, and a filesystem server is a state
> server.  A "stateless state-server" is by definition either totally
> useless or not actually stateless.

But NFS is stateless in the sense that the protocol does not require
maintaining any state beyond that inherent in the underlying
filesystem.  In particular, a normal reboot does not destroy filesystem
state but does destroy almost all other state.

					der Mouse

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