Subject: Re: Problems with union mounting
To: Brian C. Grayson <email@example.com>
From: Giles Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/30/1997 11:13:19
On Mon, 29 Sep 1997 14:28:24 -0500 (CDT) Brian C. Grayson wrote:
> I know Linux's mountd supports it -- the -r option. From their
> man page:
> -r or --re-export
> Is there a good systems/security reason that we don't? Or is
> it just a matter of someone doing the work? Is this an FAQ?
Because it does horrible damage to NFS semantics.
I suspect the Linux folk did it because they had a user level NFS
server originally and it was 'easy' hack that interested someone.