nfs weirdness

From: Roeland Th. Jansen (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 10:42:17 EST

yesterday cleanly installed a system that is known to export three dirs
without problems with NFS on 2.2.16.

The system is at 2.4.4 (SuSE) and while the same exports file is used, I
get a problem that is identified with exportfs.

using knfsd, exports looks like :


exportfs -av with :
/dev/hdd on /udf type udf; /dev/hdc on /media/cdrom type iso9660 and
/windows is NOT mounted.

reexporting to kernel
reexporting to kernel
reexporting to kernel

looks good. remote mounts als shows no error :

toshiba:/cdrom 575506 575506 0 100% /tcdrom
toshiba:/windows 976216 895820 30804 97% /windows
toshiba:/udf 545984 530948 15036 98% /udf

except that /windows was NOT mounted so should be empty. it in fact
reflects the fs size, free etc of the root FS of toshiba. ls /windows on shows no files.

now, if I mount /windows on toshiba, there are files. all ok, however,
exporting it causes :

reexporting to kernel Invalid argument

(/dev/hda1 on /windows type vfat)

and mounting via nfs :

mount: toshiba:/windows failed, reason given by server: Permission

/v/l/m shows :

rpc.mountd: authenticated mount request from for /windows (/windows)
rpc.mountd: getfh failed: Operation not permitted

I'm lost, completely now. it worked with the old kernel/setup, now it

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