Subject: Re: mountd won't export /var/mail
From: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/14/2000 16:49:02
On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Todd Vierling wrote:
# On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Greywolf wrote:
# *ALMOST* everything here is consistent. -alldirs is only on things that are
# actually fstab partitions, and nearly all of the exports are actually mount
# However, /export is the only mount point for all of /export, /export/X11,
# and /export/local; likewise, /usr is the only mount point for both /usr and
# /usr/share. The problem is that these groups don't have the same export
# While it may sound insane, multiple directories under one mount point
# _must_be_exported_with_precisely_the_same_hosts_and_options_. I know this
# deficiency has been pointed out before, and it is not one I know how to fix.
# Why this manifests as an error on a _different_ /etc/exports line in the
# error message is beyond me.
# Please change the following in the old exports setup as below, and let me
# know if it works. If so, feel free to file a PR with the additional
# information above, requesting that nfs be fixed to allow different export
# options on different subdirectories.
# /usr/share defender.starwolf.com
# /export -maproot=0 defender.starwolf.com
This did not work.
However, changing it to the following DOES work:
/usr/share -maproot=0 defender.starwolf.com
/var/mail -maproot=0 defender.starwolf.com
/export/X11 -maproot=0 defender.starwolf.com
/export/local -maproot=0 defender.starwolf.com
However, if either /usr/share or /var/mail are different, multiple things
/var/mail lives on /var and is not a symlink elsewhere. Ditto /usr/share.
According to all premises of exported filesystems, something is still
And it should NOT be required in any particular order. That this is
so is just nuts. I don't know just what's going on.
For some reason, the mount_export() in mountd returns EPERM after the
mount_unexport(). This indicates to me that something is pointing to
the wrong place, either in the kernel or in mountd.c (and I cannot
yet determine which).
NetBSD: demonic power.