Subject: bin/469
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: C Kane <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/14/1997 19:34:22

As originally reported in Sep 8 1994
mountd still does not grok duplicate hosts in exports.

Could someone revisit this issue again?  I think it's
inappropriate for mount(2) to return EPERM for this
situation since that means the caller is not super-user,
which isn't the problem at all.

On a related note, mountd seems very slow to process
the exports list, certainly substantially slower than
our HP-UX and SunOS systems.  I am wondering why mountd
reads the exports file instead of having a separate
program like "exportfs"?  At least you know when exportfs
is finished reading the file and the mountd process does
not "hang" causing a timeout on any system requesting a
mount during the rescan time.

The system is:
  NetBSD ics22 1.2 NetBSD 1.2 (ICS22) #0: Tue Mar 11 04:30:29 PST 1997
  root@ics22:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ICS22 i386
Mountd from either 1.2 or current fails.

-- Chuck