Re: NFS Client patch

From: Craig Soules (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 17:14:26 EST

On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, Hans Reiser wrote:
> I take issue with the word "properly". We have bastardized our FS design to do it. NFS should not
> be allowed to impose stable cookie maintenance on filesystems, it violates layering. Simply
> returning the last returned filename is so simple to code, much simpler than what we have to do to
> cope with cookies. Linux should fix the protocol for NFS, not ask Craig to screw over his FS
> design. Not that I think that will happen.....

Unfortunately to comply with NFSv2, the cookie cannot be larger than
32-bits. I believe this oversight has been correct in later NFS versions.

I do agree that forcing the underlying fs to "fix" itself for NFS is the
wrong solution. I can understand their desire to follow unix semantics
(although I don't entirely agree with them), so until I think up a more
palatable solution for the linux community, I will just keep my patches to
myself :)


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