2008-09-29 11:55:17

by Steve Dickson

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] nfs(5): Replace the term "netid" in mount option descriptions

Chuck Lever wrote:
> TI-RPC introduced the concept of "netid" which is a string that is
> mapped to a set of transport capabilities via a netconfig database.
> RPC services register a netid and bindaddr with their local rpcbind
> daemon to advertise their ability to support particular transports.
> Mike Eisler noted that the use of the term "netid" in nfs(5) is not
> appropriate, since Linux does not treat the value of the proto= or
> mountproto= options as a netid proper, but rather to select a
> particular transport capability provided locally on the client.
> The Linux NFS client currently uses a simple internal mapping between
> these names and its own transport capabilities rather than using the
> names as part of an rpcbind query, thus these strings are really not
> netids. They are more akin to what TI-RPC calls "protocol names".
> Remove the term "netid" from nfs(5) for now.
> Signed-off-by: Chuck Lever <[email protected]>
> Cc: Mike Eisler <[email protected]>