Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/improved-automounter-support.mdwn, revision 1.1

1.1     ! jmmv        1: [[!template id=project
        !             2: 
        !             3: title="Improved Automounter Support"
        !             4: 
        !             5: contact="""
        !             6: [tech-net](mailto:tech-net@NetBSD.org)
        !             7: """
        !             8: 
        !             9: mentors="""
        !            10: [Matthias Scheler](mailto:tron@NetBSD.org)
        !            11: """
        !            12: 
        !            13: duration="3 months"
        !            14: 
        !            15: description="""
        !            16: NetBSD currently uses [The Berkeley Automounter Suite of Utilities](http://www.netbsd.org/contrib/soc-projects.html) for automatically mounting (network) file systems. This software package implements an automounter file system as a userland NFS daemon. While this generally works it has major drawbacks:
        !            17: 
        !            18: * File systems are not mounted directly on the desired mount point. As a result applications frequently use incorrect pathnames (e.g. `/amd/server/home/user` instead of `/home/user`) for automatically mounted directories or files beneath them. This is especially problematic in heterogeneous enviroments where not all machines use the same automounter.
        !            19: * The automounter daemon cannot handle high I/O load very well, file access occasionally fails with intermittent errors.
        !            20: 
        !            21: The goal of this project is to implement a new automounter solution which addresses the above issues. This could either be done via a Solaris/Linux compatible autofs(4) full in-kernel file system or via a userland daemon using [puffs](http://www.netbsd.org/contrib/soc-projects.html). 
        !            22: """
        !            23: ]]
        !            24: 
        !            25: [[!tag gsoc]]
        !            26: [[!tag hard]]
        !            27: [[!tag kernel]]

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