[CFT] Autofs.

O. Hartmann ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Sun Aug 17 13:22:58 UTC 2014


Am Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:44:30 +0200
Hans Ottevanger <hans at beastielabs.net> schrieb:

> On 07/30/14 09:19, Edward Tomasz Napierała wrote:
> > At the link below you will find a patch that adds the new automounter.
> > The patch is against yesterdays 11.0-CURRENT.
> >
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~trasz/autofs-head-20140729.diff
> >
> > Slides that explain the project scope and deliverables are here:
> >
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~trasz/autofs.pdf
> >
> > Testing is welcome.  Please start with manual pages, eg. automount(8).
> > Note that you need not only to rebuild both kernel and world, but also
> > to run mergemaster, to install required /etc files.  To run at startup,
> > add 'autofs_enable="YES"' to /etc/rc.conf.
> >
> > This project is being sponsored by FreeBSD Foundation.
> >
> 
> Hi!
> 
> Great to see a real autofs finally coming to FreeBSD.
> 
> I already did some very cursory testing on a recent 11-CURRENT system 
> that I still happened to have and things with at least the /net map look 
> quite OK.
> 
> I could do some more extensive testing if I could use some of my 
> 10-STABLE systems. I already checked that the patch applies cleanly to a 
> recent 10-STABLE (modulo a few offsets) and that both buildworld and 
> buildkernel succeed. Should I expect difficulties actually running your 
> autofs on 10-STABLE?
> 
> And do you plan support for NIS? I know NIS is quite dead and has been 
> so for at least 20 years, but I still see it being used occasionally 
> (probably most out of habit) and it is (still ?) available in the 
> base-system.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Hans
> 
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Is this "new" autofs of the same type and concept as the autofs used in Linux for more
than a decade now?
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