Re: NFS exported Samba mountpoint = invisible?

From: Jens Benecke (
Date: Thu Mar 16 2000 - 08:43:18 EST

On Tue, Mar 14, 2000 at 08:58:09PM +0100, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> >>>>> " " == Neil F Brown <> writes:
> > The important thing is that there needs to be a way to map between
> > a "filehandle" of limited size (32 bytes for NFSv2) and a file.
> > With ext2fs and similar, the inode number is used. I don't know
> > if SMB supports a similar sort of handle.
> > The UNFSD does it by using a hash of the path name and keeping a
> > cache. It works 98% of the time.
> The problem with SMBfs, VFAT and others is that the inode number is
> generated on the fly, meaning that knfsd is usually going to have
> problems with stale handles whenever a dentry falls out of the fhcache.

Thanks for the info. At least now I know why it does not work how I
expected. :)

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