Just-in-time Symlinks

David Collier-Brown davecb at canada.sun.com
Mon Jun 18 17:43:02 GMT 2001

samba-technical at thewrittenword.com wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 10:02:59AM -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> >
> >       At the same time, several automounters contain optimizations
> >       which allow them to stat the files in automounted directories
> >       without actually making the mounts, which allows programs
> >       calling stat (like ls -l) to be run on automounted directories
> >       without unexpected side-effects.
> Are you sure the logic is in the automount daemon? I think the logic
> is in autofs, not automountd. 
	I don't think I was arging that it was in one
	particular daemon: I was using the term "automounter"
	to mean the whole of the subsystem.

	However, I am interested in following up on this:

>		The amd-dev mailing list has historical
> info from one of the Sun automount developers with the answer.

	Acn you point me to something specific? I didn't find
	a search page anywhere for that list...

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