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:

The milestones of this project are:

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.

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