Bug 21821 - multiple problems with exportfs
multiple problems with exportfs
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: knfsd (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-12-06 14:52 EST by John Bollinger
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 15:39:33 EDT
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Description John Bollinger 2000-12-06 14:52:13 EST
The exportfs tool contains multiple bugs.  In particular, it does not interact correctly with changes to /etc/exports, and in list
mode (i.e. no options or just -v) it does not correctly reflect changes to the list of exported directories.

Examples:

"exportfs -v" produces exactly the same (non-empty) list of exported directories before and after an "exportfs -ua", although
testing with clients shows that the directories were indeed exported before the "exportfs -ua" but not after it.

If an exported directory is wholly removed from /etc/exports, exportfs behaves as if it were still there.  In particular, it is still
exported by exportfs -a.  However, exportfs does seem to recognize changes in mount options in /etc/exports.

The above should be interpreted modulo the fact that entries present in /etc/exports at system startup seem to be treated
differently -- i.e. "stickier" -- than entries that are added later.
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2004-08-23 15:39:33 EDT
Closing bugs for old packages that no longer have a maintainer.

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