Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249485
'fsid=num' is listed under NFS client options, but it is a server-only option.
Last modified: 2011-01-16 18:48:12 EST
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
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.
Changed product to RHEL Deployment Guide 5 (though applies to RHEL 4 DG as well, noted).
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.
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.
Fixed in Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-Deployment_Guide-5-en-US-6-24.el5.
No mention of fsid mount option.