Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/improved-automounter-support.mdwn, revision 1.2

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: 
1.2     ! jmmv       13: category="kernel"
        !            14: difficulty="hard"
1.1       jmmv       15: duration="3 months"
                     16: 
                     17: description="""
                     18: 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:
                     19: 
                     20: * 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.
                     21: * The automounter daemon cannot handle high I/O load very well, file access occasionally fails with intermittent errors.
                     22: 
                     23: 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). 
                     24: """
                     25: ]]
                     26: 
                     27: [[!tag gsoc]]

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