Re: [RFC] fhandle implementation.

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 02:09:09 EST

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Neil Brown wrote:

> "base", if non-NULL, means "make sure that the returned dentry is a
> descendant of "base".

Bzzzert. Wrong. If you want that at all, at least do it right. _If_
we want these games with the subtrees - let's create a vfsmount for each
export and pass it as an argument. That, BTW, will solve the problem
with umounting exported filesystems (if you don't want it - also fine, we
can always bump the ->mnt_count on original vfsmount of export point).

> knfsd can get answers to such questions as:
> - can you support NFSD_FH_LOCATABLE
> - is file name comparison case insensitive (will be needed for NFSv4)

What case? "All world is US" strikes again...

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