Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 547531
'sync' section of 'man exports' is unclear
Last modified: 2010-12-06 08:57:00 EST
Description of problem:
The section of the 'exports' man page about the 'sync' option is thus:
sync Reply to requests only after the changes have been committed to
stable storage (see async above).
In releases of nfs-utils up to and including 1.0.0, *this option*
was the default. In all releases after 1.0.0, sync is the
default, and async must be explicitly requested if needed. To
help make system administrators aware of this change, ’exportfs’
will issue a warning if neither sync nor async is specified.
*this option* seems to mean the 'sync' option, since it's in the 'sync' section, but then the default would have always been 'sync' and the distinction between pre- and post-1.0.0 would be pointless. I don't know the history of nfs, but the paragraph's existence suggests that *this option* must refer to 'async', and I would suggest that this be clarified.
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