[Unionfs] NFS exporting a Unionfs

Charles P. Wright cwright at cs.sunysb.edu
Sat Jun 11 09:50:26 EDT 2005


On Sat, 2005-06-11 at 08:18 +0530, Ramesh Babu wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Im new to Unionfs . I have created unionfs by combining few local
> directories ( ext3 ) . Can I NFS export this unionfs to other hosts ?
Ramesh,

If you want to export Unionfs over NFS, then you need to add extra
information to /etc/exports.  knfsd will not export Unionfs unless you
have an fsid option in /etc/exports.  This is because Unionfs has no
real device.  See man exports(5) for more information on fsid.

Charles




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