Mirror mounts not available on FreeBSD? (was: Re: NFSv4 shows all ZFS filesystems as being owned by root)

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Sep 1 17:49:22 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:20 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:52 AM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
>> When a ZFS filesystem mountpoint is owned by someone other than root,
>> this is not depicted properly on NFSv4 clients:
> After playing around a bit more, it appears the problem is that ZFS
> filesystems under an NFSv4 mountpoint are not auto-mounted by Linux
> clients of a FreeBSD server the way they are when they're clients of
> an OpenSolaris server; if I mount them manually, the ownership is
> correct.  I think OpenSolaris calls this functionality "mirror
> mounts."  Is there a way to get mirror mounts to work on FreeBSD, or
> is it necessary to mount every sub-filesystem manually?

The answer is I didn't RTFM carefully enough, and forgot to specify
'nfsd_flags="-e"' and 'mountd_flags="-e"' in my /etc/rc.conf.  It's
working now.

Sorry for the unnecessary thread, but hopefully it'll help someone
else searching for the same info in the future.

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