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

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Fri May 22 12:36:22 UTC 2009

On Thu, 21 May 2009, Robert Watson wrote:

> 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.

This has now been committed.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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