HEADS UP: old UMich nfs4client to be removed, replaced with new NFSv234 client/server

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Thu May 21 09:29:42 UTC 2009

Dear all:

This is advance warning that we'll be garbage-collecting the UMich NFSv4 
client (src/sys/nfs4client and supporting RPC code, daemons, and mount tool) 
prior to 8.0 now that Rick Macklems NFSv234 client and server are in the base 
tree.  This removal will likely be in the next week, as the 8.0 feature freeze 
is at the end of the month.

The new client and server provide significantly improved support for NFSv4, 
and while they remain experimental, they should offer both more reliable, more 
complete, and actively maintained NFSv4 support.  Anyone using nfs4client 
(probably not many) is encouraged to try out and provide feedback on the new 
NFSv4 code as soon as possible.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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