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Re: filesystem namespace regions, or making mountd less bozotic
On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 09:51:31PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 09:29:06PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> > I am tired of PR 3019 and its many duplicates, so I'd like to see a
> > scheme that allows managing arbitrary subtrees of the filesystem
> > namespace in a reasonably useful manner.
> > The immediate application is nfs exports and mountd; however, I expect
> > the resulting mechanism will also be useful for handling chroots and
> > possibly also inotify-type mechanisms.
> Haven't you forgotten about 'file handles'.
> Since they refer to files you don't know anything about the containing
We could swizzle the contents of the NFS filehandle so it depended on the
region, not the filesystem mountpoint. There are some other Unix systems
that do something like this -- Irix is one, I think.
That would be a great gain in flexibility.
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