On May 19, 2008, at 1:09 PM, Talpey, Thomas wrote:
> At 10:16 PM 5/17/2008, Chuck Lever wrote:
>> Clean up: refresh the help text for Kconfig items related to the NFS
>> client. Remove obsolete URLs, and make the language consistent among
>> the options.
> I like the patch for no other reason than (finally) getting rid
> of the CODA nasty-gram:
>> - A superior but less widely used alternative to NFS is provided by
>> - the Coda file system; see "Coda file system support" below.
> But I do have a comment - I think calling it "Sun's" protocol is
> It's an IETF standard, and widely implemented.
I think that's why this patch was originally rejected. Trond didn't
like the fact that I said IETF standard, but I don't recall the exact
>> + Choose Y here if you want to access files residing on other
>> + computers using Sun's Network File System protocol. To compile
>> + this file system support as a module, choose M here: the module
>> + will be called nfs.
>> config NFS_V3
>> - bool "Provide NFSv3 client support"
>> + bool "NFS client support for NFS version 3"
> The new option says NFS twice.
Yes, but I think it makes the description more precise. It could say
"NFS client support for version 3" or "Client support for NFS version
3". I think both of those choices are ambiguous in one way or another.
>> config NFS_V4
>> - bool "Provide NFSv4 client support (EXPERIMENTAL)"
>> + bool "NFS client support for NFS version 4 (EXPERIMENTAL)"
>> depends on NFS_FS && EXPERIMENTAL
> Is it necessary to say "(EXPERIMENTAL)"? There are many other kernel
> options that don't, but in fact are dependent.
It's usually good to mark these as experimental, and it has been
convention for a long while, but I don't see a requirement for it.
At 01:21 PM 5/19/2008, Chuck Lever wrote:
>I think that's why this patch was originally rejected. Trond didn't
>like the fact that I said IETF standard, but I don't recall the exact
Ok, I guess I'm with you, but don't have a strong issue with it.
Again, I'm mainly just glad the NFS_FS option doesn't say to use
CODA instead. EXPERIMENTAL and Sun's protocol - at least it's
moving up in the pecking order. :-)