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Re: NFS Server not working without COMPAT_13

On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 12:18:14PM +0200, Dirk Mast wrote:
> Christos Zoulas wrote:
> > From a quick scan of the code it seems that the nfs server syscall was
> > changed without providing backwards compatibility. This is reasonable
> > because we don't expect that applications outside the base OS will use
> > this functionality.
> Ok, then, looks like the problem is spotted.
> Perhaps I'm getting things wrong, but nfsd/mountd is in the base OS 
> and NFSSERVER is even enabled in the GENERIC kernel.
> As far as I understand it now, it's not an application outside from the 
> base OS which is using the functionality, so the syscall should be
> backwards compatible?

You cannot update just the kernel and expect utilities closely tied to
the kernel, like mountd, to continue to work.  Update part of the OS,
update all of the OS.


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