[CentOS] nfs cannot see mount points on other machine

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Thu Jun 26 17:16:51 UTC 2008

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> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Kai Schaetzl
> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:35 AM
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] nfs cannot see mount points on other machine
> Jason Pyeron wrote on Thu, 26 Jun 2008 10:42:40 -0400:
> > This option is based on the option of the same name 
> provided in IRIX NFS.
> > Normally, if a server exports two filesystems one of which 
> is mounted 
> > on the other, then the client will have to mount both 
> filesystems explicitly to get

This is what I did.

> > access  to  them.   If  it just  mounts the parent, it will 
> see an empty
> > directory at the place where the other filesystem is mounted.  That 
> > filesystem is "hidden".
> What doesn't fit in this, though, is the fact that the other 
> mount points are displayed as directories and I can work on 
> them (just in some cache it seems). 
> This is very confusing as you never know if you are working 
> on the real thing or not. I would have thought that the 
> coders would have taken care of that. So, maybe my theory is 
> not correct. But the nohide option doesn't fix the problem either.

I never tried the nohide as it said it could be dangerous to some clients as was
not compatible with wild card exports which we were using.

So we mount /, /mnt/disk1, /mnt/disk2, ....

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