Just-in-time mounts when following symlinks

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Thu Jun 4 11:30:54 GMT 1998

Albert Chin-A-Young wrote:
> The problem occurs when users descend into a directory with a list
> of symbolic links (such as \\samba\d418 above). When you descend
> into this directory, the Samba server will kick off the automounter
> in this directory and mount everything in /d418. This becomes a big
> problem when there are *many* symbolic links in a directory pointing
> to autmounted paths 

	Before I open my big mouth, could someone on the list
	who's familiar with the algorithms used to avoid
	similar large-directory performance problems post
	a capsule description of what's being done now?

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