NetBSD Problem Report #8109

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Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 20:21:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: deberg@MIT.EDU
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Subject: exports(5) doesn't reflect reality
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>Number:         8109
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       exports(5) is wrong about exporting multiple directories in filesystem
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jul 28 17:35:01 +0000 1999
>Last-Modified:  Mon Feb 28 14:57:06 +0000 2011
>Originator:     matt debergalis
>Release:        1.4G
matt debergalis <> KB1CTH
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System: NetBSD 1.4G NetBSD 1.4G (STORROW) #5: Thu Jul 22 03:41:50 EDT 1999 i386


the BUGS section in exports(5) says "It is recommended that all
exported directories within the same server filesystem be specified
on adjacent lines going down the tree."

this is wrong - i tried to export 3 directories on the same filesystem
with the following /etc/exports:


and get this error:

Jul 28 20:02:21 free-parking mountd[168]: "/export/install-1.4", line 2: Can't change /export/os-1.4 /export/install-1.4 /export/srvd-8.3

the errors vary with the order the lines are in, and whether they're
exported to different hosts, or the same lists of hosts specified in a
different order.

on the other hand, putting all three on the same line works fine.


i don't know what the real semantics of nfs exports is, so none provided.
Responsible-Changed-From-To: misc-bug-people->fvdl 
Responsible-Changed-By: perry 
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon Mar 31 08:18:09 PST 2003 
Frank is the NFS god, and this looks like an easy one for someone 
who understands what is going on (like five minutes). 
Responsible-Changed-From-To: fvdl->misc-bug-people
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:57:06 +0000
Reset responsible field for retired developer.


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