Re: NFS Client patch

From: Trond Myklebust (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 06:35:51 EST

>>>>> " " == Chris Mason <> writes:

> Well, returning the last filename won't do much for filesystems
> that don't have any directory indexes, but that's besides the
> point. Could nfsv4 be better than it is? probably. Can we
> change older NFS protocols to have a linux specific hack that
> makes them more filesystem (or at least reiserfs) friendly?
> probably.

NFSv2 and v3 have a fixed format for readdir calls. There's bugger all
you can do to change this without making the resulting protocol
incompatible with NFS.

If you don't want Reiserfs to be NFS compatible, then fine, but I
personally don't want to see hacks to the NFS v2/v3 code that rely on
'hidden knowledge' of the filesystem on the server.

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