Bug 249485 - 'fsid=num' is listed under NFS client options, but it is a server-only option.
'fsid=num' is listed under NFS client options, but it is a server-only option.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Deployment_Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jaromir Hradilek
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Blocks: 561649
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Reported: 2007-07-24 19:15 EDT by Stefan Lasiewski
Modified: 2011-01-16 18:48 EST (History)
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Description Stefan Lasiewski 2007-07-24 19:15:50 EDT
Description of problem:

I am reading the "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Deployment Guide" for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5. There is an error in Chapter "18.4. Common NFS Mount Options".

This chapter mentions the 'fsid=num ' option, and says that "These options can
be used with manual mount commands, /etc/fstab settings, and autofs." Please see
the URL above for the specific paragraph.

This is incorrect. The "fsid=" option can only be used by a NFS server when
exporting NFS filesystems.

'fsid' is not a valid  NFS client option, and cannot be used with manual mount
commands, /etc/fstab settings, or autofs.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. For example, I have the following NFS options in /etc/fstab. 

nfs1:/export1/test      /mnt/test          nfs     vers=3,fsid=6666 0 0

2. However, these options will fail, with a "Bad nfs mount parameter" error:

root@host:~ $ mount /mnt/test
Bad nfs mount parameter: fsid

Additional info:

In addition, 'fsid' is not mentioned in the NFS clientNFS(5) man page. This
parameter is discussed in the EXPORTS(5) man page.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

This error is present in the documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Comment 3 Douglas Silas 2009-09-29 14:36:01 EDT
Changed product to RHEL Deployment Guide 5 (though applies to RHEL 4 DG as well, noted).
Comment 4 Florian Nadge 2010-05-24 12:42:09 EDT
Seems the chapter 18.4 has now become 19.4. Could not find any mentioning of mountpoints in 19.4. If you have more details, please let me know.
Comment 5 Florian Nadge 2010-05-28 07:54:11 EDT
As it says in chapter 19.4 of the deployment guide?
Is it true that the fsid=num ' option can be used with manual mount commands, /etc/fstab settings, and autofs.
Comment 8 Jaromir Hradilek 2010-10-21 12:53:45 EDT
Fixed in Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-Deployment_Guide-5-en-US-6-24.el5.

Comment 9 Andrew Ross 2010-10-21 17:06:30 EDT
Verified: Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-Deployment_Guide-5-web-en-US-6-24.el5

No mention of fsid mount option.

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