[klibc] Bug#409271: initramfs-tools: NFSv4 not supported for root fs

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Feb 1 08:38:40 PST 2007

maximilian attems wrote:
> [ adding klibc ml to cc ]
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 09:29:52AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
>> It appears to be largely undocumented, but a review of
>> /usr/share/initramfs/scripts/nfs shows that this package supports NFSv2
>> and v3 only.  I don't know why v4 isn't supported.
> yup,
> this needs nfs v4 support in klibc nfsmount.
> would be could to get that soon postetch,
> but someone will have to implement it ;-)

NFSv4 and NFS over IPv6 would both be Very Good Things to have in klibc, 
partially because it might actually satisfy Linus' requirement of "must 
add new features above what the kernel already has."

I'm not an NFS expert, but I'd be willing to work with someone who is as 
necessary to deal with the NFSv4 mount protocol.  I understand NFSv4 
gets rid of mountd, so it should be simpler?


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