February 13th, 2011

How NFS mounts work.

So the last post was how normal filesystems work. NFS is so utterly horrible that it has to either punch holes in or reimplement lots of this common infrastructure. (This is not due to having a network connection between server and client, that's normal server backed filesystem, and cifs/p9/fuse don't do that. This is due to the designers of NFS being INSANE.) The design of NFS is horrible, the implementation is horrible, and that makes it unclear how I'm supposed to containerize it.

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