nfs-server bootscript mount nfsd

Erik-Jan ej.lfs at
Wed Jul 14 12:04:13 PDT 2010


I had some problems doing a nfs mount of a filesystem that had another 
filesystem mounted on it. The contents of the second filesystem wasn't 
visible in the nfs mount.

On my server I have /mnt/A/B, where A is a mountpoint to /dev/sda1 and B 
is a mountpoint to /dev/sda2
Both /mnt/A and /mnt/A/B are exported in /etc/exports, with the 

Doing a mount -t nfs server:/mnt/A /dir and then ls /dir/A/B shows an 
empty dir, instead of the contents of B.

After a lot of difficult searching and debugging, I found that if I 
mounted the nfsd virtual file system before starting rpc.mountd, it all 
worked as expected.

In the nfs-server bootscript, just move the whole "# NFSD support only 
in 2.6 kernel"-part to just above starting rpc.mountd and it works.

I don't know if it was just something on my system or if it is a general 
problem, but if someone else has encountered this problem, he now can 
find something in the archives.


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