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

1.1     ! dholland    1: [[!template id=project
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        !             3: title="Improved Automounter Support"
        !             4: 
        !             5: contact="""
        !             6: [tech-kern](mailto:tech-net@NetBSD.org),
        !             7: [tech-net](mailto:tech-net@NetBSD.org)
        !             8: """
        !             9: 
        !            10: mentors="""
        !            11: """
        !            12: 
        !            13: category="filesystems"
        !            14: difficulty="medium"
        !            15: duration="3 months"
        !            16: 
        !            17: description="""
        !            18: NetBSD currently uses amd 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 milestones of this project are:
        !            24: 
        !            25: * implement a new automounter solution which has configurable mount points
        !            26: * improve high I/O
        !            27: * show benchmarks and implement automated tests
        !            28: 
        !            29: This could either be done via a Solaris/Linux compatible autofs(4) full in-kernel file system. FreeBSD has already implemented autofs, so we could port theirs and that should significantly simplify the project. 
        !            30: """
        !            31: ]]
        !            32: 
        !            33: [[!tag gsoc]]

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