Subject: emul_linux, NFS and amd 'xlatecookie' in netbsd-1-6
To: None <>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/06/2004 10:48:03

we are running Matlab in a lab from an NFS server - both the binaries 
and the users' home directories are mounted via amd(8).

When I moved the NFS shares from a linux 2.4.x machine to a NetBSD 2 
setup, I found that I needed to supply an amd option for NFS cookie 
translation ('xlatecookie'). This is discussed in PR bin/17245 
(closed) which also mentions a pull-up to netbsd-1-6.

Unfortunately, despite adding 'xlatecookie' to the amd maps, Matlab 
fails on NetBSD 1.6.2 machines with the same symptoms as without the 
option, whereas with the same maps (local files as well as NIS maps) 
it works fine on NetBSD 2.0 machines. It would seem that the changes 
pulled up to the netbsd-1-6 branch are not complete.

Can any amd(8) users out there confirm the situation, before I go and 
open a PR?

My easy way out ATM seems to simply move all the lab machines to 2.0, 
but it would be nice to have a consistent amd setup on all the 
supported NetBSD releases.


/~\  The ASCII Ribbon Campaign                    Hauke Fath
\ /    No HTML/RTF in email	        Institut für Nachrichtentechnik
  X     No Word docs in email	                  TU Darmstadt
/ \  Respect for open standards              Ruf +49-6151-16-3281